ODIHAM’S young racing ace Louis Foster is taking another step forward in his promising junior career as he moves up from Formula Four to the British Formula 3 Championship with Double R Racing for the upcoming season.

The talented 16-year-old will be making the transition into the UK’s premier single-seater series after enjoying a memorable debut season in British F4 in 2019.

Last year, Foster and the Woking-based Double R Racing outfit claimed six wins, 12 podiums and five pole positions across a memorable maiden campaign in single-seaters which saw the youngster finish third in the championship.

The BRDC British Formula 3 Championship enjoys an excellent pedigree in supporting young drivers as they seek to take their careers to the pinnacle of international motorsport.

Previous alumni include current Formula One stars Lando Norris and George Russell and the new season looks set to be one of the most demanding yet with an upgraded car package.

The decision to embark upon his first season in the UK’s highest single seater competition see Foster continue his rapid progress up the junior motorsport ladder.

In what will be his third year of competition in cars, the Odiham driver is once again likely be one of the series’ youngest competitors.

The Lord Wandsworth College student is fully aware that the new campaign represents a big step to take, in typical style Foster is determined to get to grips with the new British F3 car and make his impact within the Championship.

“I am incredibly excited to be stepping into the British F3 Championship. Debuting in single-seaters last year taught me so much and I feel a much more rounded driver as a result.

“British F3 represents the pinnacle of the single-seater ladder in the UK, you only have to look at the names of who has enjoyed success in the series previously to understand how incredibly high the standard within this Championship is.”

“For the third year in a row, I’ll be graduating to the next rung of the ladder, but I’m delighted to be doing so alongside Double R Racing. I loved working with the team last year.”

Double R Racing’s Team Principal, Anthony Hieatt, is glad to be working with Foster once more and is excited by what the youngster can achieve moving forward.

“Louis had a hugely successful year in 2019, particularly when you remember it was his first season in single-seaters. Not only was he very quick out on track but he worked with the team excellently. Louis is already hard at work preparing for the transition to BRDC British Formula 3 and I’ve no doubt he has another successful year ahead of him.”

Foster’s debuting in British Formula 3 is currently on hold after the season opener at Oulton Park due to the coronavirus.

Currently the opening round is now set to be over the weekend of May 16/17 at Snetterton.