Louis Foster will remain with the Andretti Indy Nxt team for a second season in 2024 after taking two wins in his rookie campaign.
After finishing third in British Formula 4 and BRDC British Formula 3 and then second in Euroformula Open in consecutive seasons, Foster moved to the United States in 2022 and won the Indy Pro 2000 championship at the first attempt.
Fourth in this year’s Indy Nxt standings is therefore Foster’s lowest placing after a full season in single-seaters, but he did claim victories at Mid-Ohio and Portland as well as four positions – including on debut at St Petersburg and a double in Detroit.
“I’m excited to be back at Andretti for the 2024 Indy Nxt Championship,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed being part of the team and we have already shown the potential we have last season. We will look at all the details and focus on what we can do to deliver a better performance together and achieve the results we want next year.
“My target is to win the drivers’ championship and to help Andretti win the teams’ championship. I can’t wait to get back to work and start testing with the team and get ready for St Pete.”
Foster is Andretti’s third confirmed driver for next season, with James Roe Jr also staying on and Bryce Aron also making the move over from Euroformula.
“For a rookie to come into a competitive series like Indy Nxt and win two races, make it onto the podium multiple times and be in the championship hunt up until the last race is impressive,” said Andretti president JF Thormann. “Louis has a bright future ahead of him and we’re excited to be a part of his continued growth in the upcoming season.”
Nolan Siegel, who beat Foster to third in the points and the rookie crown, had already committed to returning next year with HMD Motorsports.