9th October 2019
Louis Foster’s debut season in British F4 draws to its conclusion this weekend with the Double R racer still in contention for the championship title as he heads to Brands Hatch 3rd in the standings and just thirty points off the lead.
Six wins, thirteen podiums, six pole positions and eight fastest laps isn’t a stat line normally associated with a driver in their first season of single-seaters but for Louis Foster his maiden campaign in British F4 has been full of superlatives.
Louis’ 337 points leaves him in contention for the championship honours this weekend as he currently sits in 3rd place, 30 points behind tied championship leaders Zane Maloney and Sebastian Alvarez. With 75 points still up for grabs at Brands Hatch this weekend, Louis is mathematically still in with a shot of claiming the title but his focus isn’t on the championship and instead on doing the best job he can.
“There’s no different mental approach going into the final weekend and I’m going to treat it the same as every round. I’ll be going into Brands Hatch cool calm and collected and not going to think about the title. There’s no pressure on my end so I’ll be going out there to have some fun and enjoy the last weekend of the season, and when we have fun we normally get good results.”
The final race weekend of the 2019 season will take place on the undulating, 2.433-mile Brands Hatch GP circuit – Louis’ favourite circuit on the grid.
“Brands Hatch GP is my favourite circuit! Like Knockhill, it is a bit of an oddball circuit with unique characteristics. I ran well there last year in Ginettas and went well around the Indy circuit earlier in the year. We were fastest in sector one, and that’s the same for the GP layout, so that bodes well. The final sector reminds me of Donington and Silverstone, it’s all about carrying minimum speed and dropping the brake early, and those are the type of corners I’ve performed well in all year.”
The Copart-sponsored driver’s weekend gets underway on Friday with a day of testing around the circuit with qualifying taking place on Saturday at 09:00, followed by race one at 14:00 and race two at 16:55. Sunday’s action will see the ITV4 feature race and final race of the year at 14:50.