22nd September 2021
Only two events stand in the way of Louis Foster and the chance to win the Euroformula Open Championship. The 18-year-old British driver who now resides in the USA is one point behind championship leader Cameron Das heading into this weekend’s Monza races.
CryptoTower Racing Team driver Foster briefly took the points lead at the last round in Austria, and is hoping to repeat that feat at the spiritual home of racing in Italy near Milan.
“The Italian fans love motorsport so I’m really excited to race in front of them at Monza,” said Foster, who will learn a new track for the last time this season as he has raced at the home of the season finale in Barcelona before.
“My Motopark engineer and I made some good progress with the car in Austria, which has given me confidence moving forwards.
“Learning a new track is nothing new this year, and we’ve still been able to have standout results, so I’m confident we can repeat that here.
“Everything comes down to the last six races and I’m confident our preparation has been good enough.”
Foster, backed by Copart, a global leader in vehicle remarketing and recycling, is still one of only two drivers to score a pole position this year, and has three race wins and 11 podiums in 18 attempts. He faces three races at Monza this weekend and has arrived back in Europe following his relocation to the USA, where he now attends Loyola Marymount University.
Last week Foster was named on the 10 driver shortlist for the prestigious Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award. The final four candidates who will compete for the award worth £200,000 will be selected over the next month. It has previously been won by the likes of David Coulthard, Jenson Button, George Russell and Lando Norris.
"I'm delighted that our achievements on track this year have been recognised," said Foster.
"Of course, I want to thank everyone involved in the award, but the final four hasn't been announced yet and there's no promises.
"We'll continue to do what put us in this position in the first place; to work hard and take the best results possible on track."
You can watch Foster in action this weekend via Euroformula Open's YouTube channel. Monza timetable (all times BST) Friday 08.00 - Practice 1
13.20 - Practice 2 Saturday 09.20 - Qualifying 14.55 - Race 1 Sunday
08.50 - Race 2 15.00 - Race 3 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. He studies at the Lord Wandsworth College near Farnham.
Foster is sponsored by auction giant Copart, which sells over 350,000 cars per year.
For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact email@example.com 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. Provisional 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