Foster, who’s battling for the distinguished award towards Ollie Bearman, Jonny Edgar and Zak O’Sullivan, loved a standout marketing campaign in Euroformula Open final 12 months ending runner-up within the drivers’ championship with three race wins and 10 additional podiums.
The 18-year-old is at present learning in America and can dovetail his training with a full marketing campaign in Indy Professional 2000 after signing a deal to race for Unique Autosport, who secured the groups’ title within the collection final season.
Foster topped a check at Indianapolis final October and is already focusing on the title in his rookie season.
“I moved to America in August of final 12 months and I’m delighted to get this chance to race right here with Unique Autosport in Indy Professional 2000 whereas persevering with my research in LA,” stated Foster. “Final 12 months was a large studying curve for me in Euroformula Open, because it was my first 12 months competing full-time exterior the UK.
“Now we’ve taken one other large step to go to a different continent to dwell and race.
“I’m actually proud of how the Indianapolis check went and if that’s a mirrored image of how our 12 months might go, I’m actually wanting ahead to the problem. The group is absolutely pleasant and effectively organised, and I’m excited to work with them extra within the low season to construct on what we’ve achieved already.”
Regardless of his optimism, Foster can be bracing for a tricky season adapting to a brand new group and new circuits, together with his oval racing debut.
“I am right here for the problem and to proceed my development as a driver. I’m below no illusions as to how powerful the competitors shall be and we’re in for a hard-fought 12 months,” he defined.
“It’s one thing completely new for me [racing on ovals], and there’s little question it will likely be powerful studying concerning the automotive geometry and learn how to work with my engineer to get comfy on this new form of racing.
“I do know the group shall be sturdy because it gained at Gateway final 12 months, so that provides me plenty of confidence heading in.
“One of many attention-grabbing facets of racing right here is that it checks drivers on street programs, road programs and ovals. It is a true check of a driver.”
Foster will uncover if he has gained the 2021 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Younger Driver Award on 6 February on the delayed Autosport Awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor Home Lodge.