12th June 2019
Young British racing talent Louis Foster will head to Croft Circuit this weekend to compete in the fourth round of FIA British Formula 4 competition. Louis enters the weekend on top of the championship standings – and as the best average qualifier – after a fantastic start to the 2019 season.
The 15-year-old Double R racer collected more silverware and vital championship points in the last round of competition at Thruxton, as the title fight heated up at the UK’s fastest circuit. Now, a new challenge awaits as Louis makes the trip up to North Yorkshire to try and maintain his five-point lead.
In the previous round, the Copart-sponsored driver asserted his dominance by claiming pole position ahead of title rival Zane Maloney by 0.076 seconds. Despite suffering some misfortune in the first two races, the youngster came back fighting to claim a podium in the third and final race of the weekend, adding more points to his championship tally.
Now, Louis looks forward to heading back out onto the track again after a three-week break from the competition. The 2.1-mile Croft Circuit has been a happy hunting ground for Louis in the past. Last year in the Ginetta Junior Championship, Louis came home in third position to take his seventh podium of the 2018 season-to-date.
Louis has enjoyed an excellent start to his first year in single-seaters and the Lord Wandsworth College pupil will be heading to Croft celebrating another success as he looks forward to the end of his GCSE examinations this Friday! To date, Louis has picked up championship points in all nine races this year, including taking three sensational victories along with a total of five podiums.
“It has been a fantastic start to the season,” the Vansdirect-sponsored driver said. “I have had some great results so far and I can’t wait to carry that momentum forward this weekend. The competition is getting tougher and tougher by the minute, but I’m determined that the team and I can deliver the results that we have been working so hard for throughout the season so far.
“British Formula 4 is such a closely contested championship, so I know that anything could potentially happen. I’m just taking each race as it comes and constantly striving to perform each time I get out onto the track. We know that the pace is there from the results we’ve had so far, so it’s all about making smart decisions under pressure when battling it out at the front of the field.”
Louis’ weekend will get underway on Friday (14th) with two free practice sessions before qualifying commences at 10:25 on Saturday. Race one and two will take place at 14:10 and 17:15 respectively on Saturday too, with the final race of the weekend at 15:20 on Sunday.