Jack Sherwood will make his GB3 debut with Chris Dittmann Racing at Zandvoort this weekend, with the entry list rising to 26 cars.
Sherwood was 15th in British Formula 4 with CDR this year, taking three podium finishes. He also raced F4 machinery in 2022, winning twice en-route to fifth in the standings in GB4 with Elite Motorsport, which he also previously competed with in Ginetta Junior.
The 17-year-old will race alongside Zak Taylor and Arthur Rogeon at Zandvoort, with CDR fielding three cars for the first time this season.
“I’m looking forward to racing the GB3 Championship car with Chris Dittmann Racing,” said Sherwood. “I’ve had five test days so far, so I’m excited to get behind the wheel in a race environment. I’ve enjoyed my time in the car so far and it’s a good car to drive as it’s really fast with lots of aero, so it’s tricky to get used to but I’ve got a decent grasp so far and hopefully that’ll translate to the weekend.
“I’ve driven Zandvoort once before and it’s an awesome circuit. Its challenging, undulating, and high speed, plus the banking adds another variable for us drivers. It’s a dream to be able to drive on Formula 1 circuits at this stage of my career and I’ll be working hard with CDR all weekend to maximise our performance. We did well last year coming into F4 with little preparation, so hopefully, we can repeat that in GB3.”
CDR’s team principal Chris Dittmann added: “We’re looking forward to having Jack in the car. We’ve done a few days with him already and he’s been quite impressive. He’s had a good F4 season and learned a lot throughout the year, so it was nice for him to end his year with a podium in that series.
“Racing at Zandvoort in GB3 will be a great experience, and given what he’s shown us in testing so far, I think he could do quite well.”
Sherwood is the second British F4 regular to sign up for their GB3 debut at Zandvoort this weekend, with Patrick Heuzenroeder having joined Elite Motorsport.