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Louis Foster survives last lap British F4 crash to win at Donington

by Craig Woollard

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Double R Racing?s Louis Foster took his third British Formula 4 win of the season at Donington Park despite being involved in a last lap collision.

It was a complex race for but poleman Foster, who was passed by team-mate Sebastian Alvarez at the start. He resisted early pressure from Richardson Racing?s Luke Browning and then JHR Developments? Josh Skelton, and with four minutes of 20-minute race left finally went to reclaim the lead.

Foster and Alvarez banged wheels at Coppice, allowing Skelton through. He quickly faded though, just as Carlin’s Joe Turney came into the mix.

Turney passed both Double R cars through Coppice, where Foster also passed his team-mate but then lost the lead into the chicane. Turney then clipped the rear wheel of Foster going into Redgate on the final lap and crashed out of the race.

Foster was able to continue and beat Alvarez by 0.638 seconds. Having also won the first race, Foster now has a 17-point lead in the standings. Turney was less fortunate, as his race concluded in the gravel and he slipped back down to fifth in the points.

Browning, who challenged for the lead off the line despite starting on the second row, finished in third after dropping back slightly in the middle of the race ahead of Skelton.

Race two winner Bart Horsten had a difficult race, clipping his wing on the opening lap. He pitted under the safety car, for a accident involving Arden team-mate Tommy Foster, for a wing change. He recovered to finish eighth despite a lairy moment through the Craner Curves.

Alex Connor concluded his first F4 weekend with fifth, ahead of Zane Maloney, who battled hard with Carlin team-mate Turney earlier in the race.

Carter Williams finished in seventh, with Fortec duo Mariano Martinez and Roberto Faria ? the latter who missed the second race ? rounding out the points finishers.


Race results (15 laps)
Pos Name Team Time
1 Louis Foster Double R Racing 20m40.259s
2 Sebastian Alvarez Double R Racing +0.638s
3 Luke Browning Richardson Racing +0.896s
4 Josh Skelton JHR Developments +2.105s
5 Alex Connor Arden +2.955s
6 Zane Maloney Carlin +4.439s
7 Carter Williams JHR Developments +4.753s
8 Bart Horsten Arden +5.240s
9 Mariano Martinez Fortec Motorsports +8.573s
10 Roberto Faria Fortec Motorsports +10.061s
11 Reema Juffali Double R Racing +14.539s
Ret Joe Turney Carlin
Ret Tommy Foster Arden
Fastest lap: Turney, 1m08.187s

Championship Standings
?L Foster 108? ?2 Alvarez 91? ?3?Browning 63? ?4?Horsten 62? ?4 Maloney 59? ?5?Turney 52? ?6?Skelton 40? ?7 Williams 37? ?8?Connor 32? ?9?T Foster 24? ?9 Faria 24