A hat-trick of podiums – including two race victories – means Louis Foster takes over the lead of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost after a thrilling triple-header at Donington Park last weekend [27th-28th April].

The strength in competition on Britain’s FIA-sanctioned Formula 4 grid was underlined once again the 1.8-mile Leicestershire circuit, on a weekend that saw a fourth different driver win from the opening six rounds, the number of podium finishers rise to eight thus far and no race decided by more than a single second.

For Double R Racing driver Foster, the weekend was near-perfect. He battled back through to win the opening contest after some early setbacks, before surviving a dramatic late clash with Carlin’s Joe Turney at Redgate in the ITV4-televised final race to lead home team-mate Sebastian Alvarez and extend the Woking-based squad’s advantage in the Teams Cup.

Foster’s success book-ended a maiden victory in the Ford EcoBoost-powered series for Arden Motorsport’s Bart Horsten, the Australian seizing top spot with a brave lunge at McLeans before defending well in the closing laps to open the team’s account for 2019.

The net result of all three races is a 17-point advantage for Foster over Alvarez heading into the next event at Thruxton – the fastest circuit in the UK – over the weekend of 17th-18th May.