F4 Final Logo v3Chris Dittman Racing has confirmed the signing of Luke Williams as their first driver to compete in the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship, increasing the grid size at this weekend’s (18/19 May) Brands Hatch round to 22 cars.

21-year-old Williams, from Thirsk in West Yorkshire, makes the switch from Formula Ford and is the son of former European sidecar racer Tony Williams. He started karting in 2004 at the age of 12 and progressed through the Junior Rotax series to the Junior Biland/British Saxon Super Series in 2007.

He finished as runner-up in the British Saxon Super Series in 2008 and also participated in the Monaco street kart race in the same year.

He moved to car racing in 2009 with a part-season of Formula Ford followed by a full Scholarship campaign in 2010, securing several class wins and finishing as runner up in class. He missed most of the 2011 season after a crash but was seventh overall in Formula Ford last year with one race win and four podiums, and was sixth in the championship standings this year before making the move to BRDC F4.

“The BRDC F4 Championship looks mega” Williams enthused. “The competitiveness of the grid is good and the car is one of the best I’ve driven. Qualifying will be tight on the Indy circuit and I’ve only had one day of testing in the car, but I think I can still aim for a podium finish at Brands Hatch.

“I’m really looking forward to racing alongside the DTM, the crowds will be massive and it will be an awesome sensation.”

Chris Dittmann commented: “We’ve been speaking to Luke for the past week or so and we’re delighted to complete the signing. He’s had a tough time in Formula Ford but we can see his pace is very good. He had a very strong test with us on Friday (10 May) and has fitted in really well with the team and we’re delighted to have him on board. Bring on Brands!”