Louis Foster is aiming to finish the Euroformula Open season at Barcelona on a high as he remains in contention for the championship. After a difficult round at Monza, Foster's team-mate and title rival Cameron Das is 53 points ahead with 79 on offer, but CryptoTower Racing Team driver Foster has committed to a never give up attitude in his first full season of competing outside the UK.
Barcelona is one of the two tracks of the eight on the calendar that Foster has raced at before and he goes in with a realistic approach.
“Obviously we hoped we’d be coming into the final round a bit closer to the championship," said Foster, who is backed by Copart, a global leader in vehicle remarketing and recycling.
"However, I think we can be proud of what we’ve achieved this year up against rivals with far more experience than myself in the Euroformula Open Championship.
“We came into this year hoping to win races, fight for podiums and most importantly for me to learn and develop as a driver and I think we have managed all of those things.
“There’s no doubt Barcelona will be a challenge in terms of the title battle, but all I can do is go out and score the best results possible to keep the pressure on my rivals.
“It’s never over until the final chequered flag, so until then we’ll continue to push hard, work together as a team and score the best finishes we can to cap off a really enjoyable year in the series.
“I have to say a big thanks to all my sponsors and the people who have stood behind me and supported me this year on this journey racing outside of the UK for the first time, and I hope to do everyone proud in Spain.”
Foster has three wins, five podiums and two pole positions in the 2021 season, and the last track he visited that he had raced at before, Spa, he won all three races and claimed 77 points across the weekend. That bodes well for heading to the Barcelona track which has a good range of fast, medium and slow speed corners that will test drivers and teams alike. Outside of Euroformula Open and the challenges of the last race, Foster is evaluating a move to race in America next season, and is also part of the final four candidates of the prestigious Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award where he’ll battle for a prize worth £200,000.
You can watch Foster in action this weekend via Euroformula Open's YouTube channel. Barcelona timetable (all times BST)
Friday 10.06 - Practice 1- 40 minutes
15.28 - Practice 2 - 40 minutes Saturday 10.20 - Qualifying - 25 minutes 15.30 - Race 1 - 18 laps Sunday
10.35 - Race 2 - 18 laps 14.45 - Race 3 - 18 laps Live Streaming EuroFormula Open YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/EuroFormulaOpen)
Notes to editors
Louis Foster Louis Foster is a 18-year-old British racing driver from Hampshire aiming to take the racing world by storm. Louis has recently moved to USA to continue his education and with a view of racing there from 2022. Son of British Touring Car and GT racer Nick Foster, Louis has been around motorsport for the majority of his life. Foster had a successful karting career before making his debut in Ginetta Juniors where he won nine races and scored 19 podiums in his first season. A step up to the British F4 championship delivered six wins and 13 podiums in his first season of single-seater racing, while his debut BRDC British F3 campaign kept up a 100% winning record in his car racing career with three victories and six podiums.
Outside of motorsport Louis is a keen rugby and hockey player as well as enjoying off-road mountain biking and training in the gym.
Foster is sponsored by auction giant Copart, which sells over 350,000 cars per year.
For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Euroformula Open The Formula 3-based championship was founded in 2009 and offers teams the opportunity to use engines produced by different manufacturers to power its Dallara 320 chassis. Racing with F3 cars two steps away from the upper echelons of F1, Euroformula Open is a more cost-effective model to the FIA Formula 3 equivalent. The Euroformula Open car was new for 2020 featuring the distinctive Halo head protection device and a stronger tub for driver protection. Despite the added weight of the safety features the car remains around 580kgs with horsepower in the region of 240. The series features three races per weekend shown on the Euroformula Open YouTube channel, and the current calendar features circuits that have all appeared in Formula 1 over the last two years. 2021 calendar 23-25 April Portimao 14-16 May Circuit Paul Ricard 18-20 June Spa-Francorchamps 09-11 July Hungaroring 23-25 July Imola 10-12 September Red Bull Ring 24-26 September Monza 22-24 October Barcelona