Tommy Foster looking ahead after ‘solid but disappointing’ season opener

Arden Motorsport’s Tommy Foster is looking ahead after a frustrating start to his F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost title push at Brands Hatch last weekend.

The Cornwall-based racer started the weekend on the front foot, claiming fourth in the season-opener from the third row of the grid, before contact with championship leader Sebastian Alvarez at Surtees in the middle contest left the Red Arrow spinning over the grass before gently nudging the barriers.

A trip to the pit lane for a new front wing halted Foster’s charge, but he recovered well to take the final point in tenth, before completing his weekend works with fifth in the finale, broadcast live nationwide on ITV4.

The net result leaves Foster sixth overall in the standings leaving the 1.2-mile Kent circuit, with a 38-point deficit to leader Sebastian Alvarez.

Reflecting on the triple-header as a whole, Foster was satisfied to come away with three points-scoring finishes on his debut in the Ford EcoBoost-powered series, but was disappointed not to convert his podium-contending pace into silverware.

“It was a solid but disappointing first round for me,” explained Foster.

“We were just shy of the podium in the first and third races, and if not for a racing incident in the other we would have been right up at the front again.

“It is what it is, I just want to thank everybody at Arden Motorsport for providing me with a fantastic car and now I’m looking forward with optimism to Donington Park in a few weeks.”

The championship resumes at Donington Park in Leicestershire over the weekend of 27th-28th April.