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Louis Foster: British F4 team-mate rivalry made me “better driver”

by Bethonie Waring

Photo: Jakob Ebery Photography

Double R Racing’s Louis Foster believes the rivalry with his team-mate Sebastian Alvarez pushed him to be a better driver in a “positive” first season in British Formula 4.

Ginetta Junior graduate Foster was third in the standings, just behind Alvarez, and helped Double R to the teams? title.

?Sebastian helped a lot, because he started the season having done a whole year, so I could feed off his data,? Foster told Formula Scout.

?I?d say in round one and two we were both quite equal, then he upped his game and I upped mine, then he upped his and we really pushed each other.

?I think we?ve both come out of it both better drivers than we came in.

?This year was a learning season for us and we?ve learned a lot. It?s been a very positive season. We?ve learned a lot about ourselves, the car, engineering the car, data, everything really.?

Remaining in British F4 for 2020 is not on Foster’s agenda, as he plans to take a step up the motorsport ladder.

?We?ve got a few [options]. We?ll keep them open for as long as possible.

?A career in racing is what I want to have. Whether that means GTs, then I would love to do GTs.

We?re going into the final stages of the Porsche GB Junior scholarship; we?re still waiting to find out who the four finalists are, hopefully I?m one of the four. You might see me in Porsches next year or BRDC British Formula 3, or whatever really.”

Three of Foster’s British F4 rivals – Tommy Foster, Bart Horsten and Carter Williams – recently contested a British F3 driver evaluation day with Lanan Racing and George Russell, who won the 2014 BRDC British F4 title with the team.