8th September 2021
With just three rounds to go and after a long summer break, Louis Foster returns to action this weekend in Austria with one goal - to take a step closer to the Euroformula Open title.
The CryptoTower Racing Team driver is four points adrift of the points lead in his maiden season in the series and his first racing on the continent.
There are just nine races remaining in the 2021 season starting with three at the Red Bull Ring, a short but arduous track south-west of Vienna.
“We’ve had a long break from action, nearly two months, and I’m just eager to get back on track,” said Foster, who is backed by Copart, a global leader in vehicle remarketing and recycling. “Obviously heading to another track I’ve not raced on before will be a challenge, but I’ve got a lot of confidence in the CryptoTower Racing Team and Motopark. “We know our lack of knowledge of the circuits is a disadvantage, but that’s been the case all year and we’re still in the hunt. “I’ve been working hard in the break to make sure I’m physically and mentally prepared for the remainder of the season, to deliver the best possible results for my team, sponsors and myself.”
Foster is one of only two drivers to score pole positions in 2021 and has three wins and four fastest laps to his name across the season so far.
His daring overtakes have been a star factor of his year, and the Red Bull Ring allows big opportunities - especially at the end of the long straight at Turn 3 - to make big moves.
You can watch Foster in action this weekend via Euroformula Open's YouTube channel. Red Bull Ring timetable (all times BST) Friday 08.52 - Practice 1
13.26 - Practice 2 Saturday 09.20 - Qualifying 14.30 - Race 1 Sunday
09.25 - Race 2 14.20 - 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 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. 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 Round 9: TBC