Morris aiming to build on Silverstone success in Germany

Seb Morris won his first Formula Renault NEC race at Silverstone.

Seb Morris won his first Formula Renault NEC race at Silverstone. - Credit: Archant

St Albans-based racing ace Seb Morris heads to Hockenheim this weekend for rounds five and six of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC).

The Caterham Academy driver will be looking to build on his strong showing at Silverstone where he secured his first win of the season, in just his fourth race in the category.

Morris also climbed into the championship top three in the process. Ahead of rounds five, six and seven of the season, he is just 15 points shy of the series lead.

“Silverstone’s win was great but we’re still taking things one race at a time”, the 18-year-old told his official website.

“I obviously want to win [but] the main thing is to try and build on what we’ve achieved so far and take more podiums to close the points gap even further.”

Morris travels to Hockenheim this week fresh from an outing at Spa-Francorchamps in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps series last weekend. Posting a top six result in the opening encounter, from an entry featuring no fewer than 32 cars, the Welshman was on course for a possible podium in race two until his throttle stuck open on lap nine at Pouhon – one of the fastest parts of the track.

While undoubtedly a hair-raising moment, he managed to avoid any kind of major incident and, despite the drama of race two, the event enabled the TAG Heuer ambassador, Jack Wills ‘Young Briton’ and Elite Cymru-supported racer to complete some important ground work.

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“The mechanical problem at Spa was unfortunate but at least it wasn’t part of our championship, we went there as a test so there was no pressure”, he reflected,

“We managed to get a lot of work done, focusing on minute detail with braking and overall consistency. I learnt a lot over the weekend and we can definitely carry that forward.

“There are a lot of positives to take into Hockenheim, the track is similar to Silverstone, with some heavy braking areas and they’re both flat circuits. I’m really looking forward to the weekend and I feel we should be able to maximise our performance and results.”