3rd April 2019
Louis Foster will contest his debut race weekend in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA this week as the single-seater series gets underway with the first round of the season on the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit.
Twelve months on from when Louis kicked off his Ginetta Junior Rookie Championship winning campaign at the Kent track, Louis returns to Brands Hatch to take on the next chapter in his career as he makes the step into single-seaters for the first time with Double R Racing.
Heading to Brands Hatch to compete on the shorter “Indy Circuit” layout, the 1.198-mile circuit is a technical, undulating circuit located entirely within a natural amphitheatre offering spectators views of almost all of the shorter configuration from wherever they watch.
Not only is the circuit unique for the fans but also for the drivers as the smallest margins can separate the entire grid which was proved at the British F4 Media Day in March as the top-eight places in the afternoon session were separated by 0.183-seconds.
Louis’ first visit to the circuit last year, in the Ginetta Junior Championship, saw the 15-year old secure two rookie win finishes in the opening round of the season and, looking ahead to this weekend, Louis is hoping to get off to a similarly strong start this year.
“I’m really excited to be kicking the season off this weekend, it’s been a long winter break and we are all raring to get going. Brands Hatch will be my first race weekend in British F4 and with Double R so I’m hoping to get up to speed as quickly as possible so we can get the year off to a strong start.”
“The field is really competitive this year and the timing sheets have proven just how close it is. For me, this weekend is about staying out of trouble, getting as much experience under my belt as possible and hopefully score some decent points!”
Flying the flag for Copart and Vansdirect, Louis’ weekend gets started on Friday with the weekend’s official tests before qualifying takes place on Saturday morning at 10:30 followed by the first race of the season at 15:50. Sunday then plays hosts to the two final races of the weekend, starting at 10:00 and 15:35 respectively, with the final race of the weekend shown live on ITV4 – with Louis selected to carry ITV’s on board camera.