A successful appeal over a penalty from the penultimate race of the 2020 BRDC British Formula 3 season has resulted in third place in the standings changing hands.
Double R Racing’s Louis Foster was handed a one-minute penalty in the second race at Silverstone following a collision with Lanan Racing’s Piers Prior, but the decision was appealed and it went to court on December 15.
A month later (January 18), BRDC British F3 revealed the outcome of the appeal was an overturning of the penalty and a promotion in the results from ninth place to fifth in the race for Foster.
As a result, Foster now moves above Douglas Motorsport’s Ulysse De Pauw for third in the points, and the court decision also now means Chris Dittmann Racing’s Josh Skelton takes sixth place in the standings by two points rather than on second place countback against Hillspeed’s Sasakorn Chaimongkol.
Foster is linked to a full-time move into Euroformula for 2021, having debuted with Double R last year and won on his debut weekend and been part of Motopark’s testing line-up post-season.
He may be joined in the series this year by Carlin’s BRDC British F3 champion Kaylen Frederick, who has tested with Carlin and Motopark, while Hitech GP’s title runner-up Kush Maini will be racing in Asian F3 later this month with the all-Indian Mumbai Falcons team.
The 2021 British F3 season begins at Oulton Park on April 3-5, with four drivers publicly committed to the series so far and 2019 British Formula 4 runner-up Sebastian Alvarez one of several drivers expected to step up into the series.