By Full Contact News and Views
Formula 1 Team Caterham have confirmed today that Full Contact client Seb Morris has become the latest addition to their Racing Academy’s roster and that he will be competing (in Formula Renault NEC) in 2014 with the full support of Caterham’s driver program.
Mia Sharizman, Head of Caterham Racing Academy, commented: “Seb is another outstanding addition to our list of Academy drivers. His talent speaks for itself and we are very pleased to be able to provide him with the full range of support available to all our Academy drivers as he makes the step up to Formula Renault NEC. He will be a strong contender for Championship honours this season and, if, as we firmly believe he will, he fulfills his promise, the UK will have another serious motorsport talent to back.”
Seb Morris: “Joining the Caterham Academy is pretty huge for me. Matt Parry is someone I look up to, and who I had a real battle with in the McLaren Autosport Awards. I am following his footsteps this year both as a Caterham driver and in NEC and I am looking to win it as Matt did. To be part of an F1 team, with all the support and knowledge that brings, is a massive step forwards for my career.”
Seb’s motorsport career began in 2007 when he started racing karts aged 11. By 2010 he had progressed to Ginetta Juniors where he showed his ability and became the youngest ever podium finisher and the winter series champion at 14 years old. In 2011 Seb won the Ginetta Junior Championship and was also awarded the Welsh Young Driver of the Year accolade. In 2012 Seb was selected as a member of the Motor Sports Association Academy and also named a British Racing Drivers’ Club Rising Star. Seb moved into single-seater racing in the Formula UK Renault series and finished the season as the highest placed rookie and third overall. He followed this by becoming the winter series champion. In 2013, Seb stepped up to Formula 4, racing for Hillspeed, and finished second place in the championship.
Full Contact’s senior partner Dan Chapman said “This is a very pleasing and timely development for Seb. It is common knowledge that the route to Formula 1 is a ridiculously difficult and expensive one, and so it has become ever vital for a talented young driver to secure the support of a Formula 1 team. Caterham, whilst still of course a young Formula 1 team, are developing an impressive Academy which has already had proven results in its short lifespan – the likes of Alexander Rossi have since joining the Academy been able to progress to World Series, GP2 and F1 testing. Caterham are also a team that I have personally had long standing professional connections with, so we are hopeful that this is the start of a very successful and long term relationship for all concerned.”
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