Foster joins Andretti Autosport for 2023 Indy Lights season

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Foster, certainly one of 4 finalists for final yr’s AMABA award, was up in opposition to Method 3 drivers Jonny Edgar, Oliver Bearman and eventual winner Zak O’Sullivan for the £200,000 prize.

The Briton moved to the US on the finish of 2021 after ending second general within the Euroformula Open championship, having misplaced out to American Cameron Das.

Shifting to Unique Autosport for his first yr within the US, Foster took seven wins within the third-tier class on the Street to Indy ladder to beat Reece Gold and former Award contender Enaam Ahmed to the title.

This has earned Foster a step up the ladder to Andretti’s second-tier group, which gained final yr’s drivers’ title with Kyle Kirkwood previous to his transfer to IndyCar.

“As a driver, you at all times need to be in the most effective groups and that’s definitely the case right here,” stated Foster.

“Even rising up within the UK, the identify Andretti is one you come to study in a short time in motorsport and that’s testomony to what the likes of Mario and Michael achieved in their very own racing careers. Understanding the group is run and supported by legendary drivers is definitely a plus.

“Not solely that, however the Andretti household’s dedication to bringing on and serving to younger expertise means this was the primary selection for me in 2023.

“I actually hope I could make Michael and my new group proud by getting on top of things as rapidly as we have been in a position to in Indy Professional 2000 this season.

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“I do know Lights might be an enormous step up once more, however I’m prepared for the problem and assured with the assets this group has that I might be ready and prepared.

“I’m trying ahead to testing with my new team-mates, engineers, mechanics and everyone else on the group that make this organisation nice.”

Louis Foster

Photograph by: Gavin Baker

Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti expressed his pleasure at bringing Foster on board for the group’s tilt on the Indy Lights championship, which it appears to be like set to lose in 2022 to HMD Motorsport driver Linus Lundqvist.

Though present Andretti driver Matthew Brabham is mathematically nonetheless within the hunt, Lundqvist solely wants to begin at Laguna Seca to stitch up the title. Andretti appears to be like set to win the groups’ title.

“We’re excited to have Louis be part of our group for 2023,” stated Andretti. “He’s simply coming off of his Indy Professional 2000 championship; we’re trying ahead carrying that momentum into his rookie Indy Lights season

“I believe he’ll modify rapidly, and I look ahead to seeing him take the subsequent step in his American racing profession.”

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