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Foster narrowly misses out on title in first season outside of UK

26th October 2021

CryptoTower Racing Team driver Louis Foster sealed second in the Euroformula Open Championship in his maiden year in the series with another brace of podiums in the final round in Barcelona.

The championship title was all but out of sight for Foster and was decided in favour of his very experienced team-mate Cameron Das in the first race of the weekend as Foster’s rapid early pace in qualifying only translated to fifth on the grid after a string of rival improvements. Foster sealed fifth in race 1 but race 2 was better as he ran second for the majority and almost took the win finishing just behind Jak Crawford.

Foster reeled off incredible laps but came away 0.168s shy of a fourth win of the season and had to settle for second. In the third race of the weekend, Foster delivered a measured drive to seal the podium and with it did what he needed to do to secure second in the championship. In his first year racing outside of the UK full-time, and with less experience in the series and with the car than many of his rivals, it was still a fantastic year for Foster who continued the outstanding achievement of finishing in the top 3 each year in his car racing career, each time being his debut year in a new championship.

“We said from the start that the title was the goal because I knew what this team and Motopark was capable of,” said Foster, who is backed by Copart, a global leader in vehicle remarketing and recycling.
“Ultimately that was a lofty goal, but we still came close to achieving it despite my relative lack of experience to some of the drivers out there.
“The main goal this year was really to learn and become a better driver, and I certainly feel I’ve learned some big lessons and developed as a driver and a person.
“All that’s left is to thank those that run the Euroformula Open Championship, the volunteers that make the races happen and my team, sponsors and family for their support this season.
“We’ll be announcing my 2022 plans soon and I’m sure it will be another fantastic year.”

Foster ends the Euroformula Open season with three victories, a further 10 podiums, four fastest laps and two pole positions.

It’s the fourth year in a row that Foster has finished in the top three in the championship at the end of the season. His performances this year also led to being selected for the finals of the prestigious Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year previously won by the likes of Jenson Button, George Russell and Lando Norris. The £200,000 prize winner out of the four finalists will be announced in December.

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