6th September 2019
Louis Foster’s memorable 2019 has continued with the news that the 16-year-old has been chosen as one of the ten candidates for the 2019 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award.
Originating in 1989, the Award aims to find and assist the best junior British racing drivers and its previous winners include David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Gary Paffett and Lando Norris. Aston Martin joined the Award this year and the prize for the 2019 winner includes a £200,000 prize to go towards the winner’s racing development and a test drive with the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team.
So far this season, Foster has excelled in his debut campaign in single-seaters competing with Double R Racing in the British F4 Championship – where he currently sits in third position in the standings, thanks to nine podiums and three impressive race victories.
The Lord Wandsworth College student represents the youngest of this year’s ten candidates by some distance. Joining Louis in this year’s final ten are Japanese F3 race winner Enaam Ahmed, Formula Regional Europe racer Olli Caldwell, W Series champion Jamie Chadwick, fellow British F4 competitors Josh Skelton and Luke Browning, BRDC F3 front runners Johnathan Hoggard, Ayrton Simmons and Kiern Jewiss, and Euroformula Open race winner Billy Monger.
The award’s final ten are due to attend a BRDC event next month where the shortlisted final four will be announced. The final four will then undergo a two-day assessment at Silverstone in a range of machinery including MotorSport Vision Formula 2 cars, a Ligier LMP3 sportscar and Aston Martin Vantage GT3 racers, the winner will be announced at the Autosport Awards on 8 December.
The results of the award will be announced at the Autosport Awards on 8 December.