Caterham adds Seb Morris to Academy line-up
3 February 2014 – BRDC Rising Star Seb Morris has become the latest addition to the Caterham Racing Academy roster, it has been announced.
Morris, who will make the step up to Formula Renault NEC in 2014, will now enjoy the 'full support' of Caterham F1 Team’s driver programme.
“Joining the Caterham Academy is pretty huge for me,” said Morris, who finished runner-up in Formula 4 last season with Hillspeed – taking nine podiums in total.
“To be part of an F1 team, with all the support and knowledge that brings, is a massive step forwards for my career,” added the Welshman, who was also selected as a finalist in the 2013 Autosport McLaren Young driver of the Year awards.
Caterham Racing Academy boss Mia Sharizman meanwhile reckons Morris has a bright future ahead of him: “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 continued.
“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.”
Morris becomes the sixth member of the Caterham Racing Academy, joining American Alexander Rossi, fellow Brits Will Stevens and Matt Parry as well as Malaysia’s Weiron Tan and Singapore's Daim Hishammudin.