Double R Racing’s Louis Foster was the fastest British driver at the recent British F3 media day at Snetterton, and the 16-year-old is in confident mood ahead of his graduation to the series this year.
Lapping just a couple of tenths of a second away from the ultimate pace, set by Carlin’s sophomore driver Kaylen Frederick, Foster admits he had more time in the bag.
“[Last week] was my first time ever around this track in this car in the dry so to go up against the guys who have done a whole race weekend here and a whole season in this car and be pretty much with them is really positive.
“I think we’re only heading upwards and hopefully we can add some more pace and there was definitely more time in my best lap, I wasn’t really happy with it.”
Foster finished third in British F4 last year, and is hoping that performance will lay the foundations for a prolonged title challenge in British F3 this year.
“I think we’ve got a good chance of winning the championship, that’s my target for this season, and I’ve commonly shied away from setting a target that high for myself. I don’t really know why but I haven’t really ever been too optimistic, but I think this year we have got the best chance we’ve ever had, so winning the championship is my aim.”
He now faces a busy period of pre-season testing ahead of the start of the new season.
“We’ve got a few more days at tracks I’ve not yet done, I don’t know how many more days we’ve got left of testing but we’ll do enough for us and we’ll be on the pace hopefully when the season starts.”
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