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GB4 winner Jack Sherwood makes full-time British F4 move

by Ida Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

GB4 race-winner Jack Sherwood will race in British Formula 4 this year with Chris Dittmann Racing, after contesting a part-time campaign with the team in 2022.

Sherwood came 24th in Ginetta Junior in 2021, then stepped up to single-seater racing at the start of last year with Elite Motorsport in GB4.

He came fifth in the standings with two wins, seven other podiums and a pole position, then joined CDR for the last four rounds of the British F4 season. A best finish of eighth, with two other points finishes to his name, put him 18th in the standings.

“After completing four rounds of the British F4 championship with Chris Dittmann Racing last season, and experiencing first hand the work they do to help develop drivers, I knew I wanted to come back and do a full season with the team,” said the 16-year-old/

“We did a couple of test days at the end of the season and the pace was promising, by the end we were really fast. It always helps when you get on with the team you’re working with, and I’ve built a really great relationship with everyone. Chris, Josh the driver coach and all the mechanics are all fun to be around on a weekend, and I really enjoy the atmosphere, so that makes it easier.

“I feel at home in the F4 car, so it will be a case of fine-tuning in the pre-season and making sure we’re ready to hit the ground running when the season starts in April at Donington Park. I think my previous bit of experience in the car is going to be an advantage for us as there’s not too many second year drivers on the grid so far, but it will still be super competitive.”

GB4 uses Tatuus’s first-generation F4 car, while British F4 uses the T-421 chassis that succeeded it and was introduced to championships across the world last year.

“We’re really pleased to welcome Jack back to the team after he showed such great potential in the closing rounds of the British F4 championship last season,” said Chris Dittmann, owner of the eponymous CDR team.

“Jack fits in really well with everyone in the team and is a joy to work with, and with his previous experience in the F4 car and raw racing talent, we’re optimistic about what we can achieve together.”