Seb Morris

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Seb Morris
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1995-11-30) 30 November 1995 (age 21)
Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales
British GT Championship career
Debut season 2016
Current team Team Parker Racing
Car no. 31
Starts 14
Wins 2
Poles 6
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 3rd in 2016
Previous series
2015
2014
2013
2012
2012, 2014
2010-2011
GP3 Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
BRDC Formula 4 Championship
Formula Renault BARC
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Ginetta Junior Championship
Championship titles
2012

2011
2010
Formula Renault BARC Winter Series
Ginetta Junior Championship
Ginetta Winter Series
Awards
2017
2012
2011
BRDC Super Star
BRDC Rising Star
WRDA Welsh Young Driver of the Year.

Sebastian "Seb" Morris (born 30 November 1995) is a professional racing driver from Marford, near Wrexham in Wales. He is best known for taking pole position at Brands Hatch in his first ever GT3 race in 2016 followed by further pole positions at Oulton Park (GT3 lap record), Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps. Seb also won the 2016 Sunoco Challenge which gave him the prize drive in the Number 31 Whelan Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi at the Rolex 24 hours at Daytona. Earlier in his career Seb was a member of the Caterham F1 Academy and was selected by Jack Wills as a Young Brit for their 2013/14 Autumn / Winter campaign.

Career[edit]

Ginetta Juniors[edit]

Morris began his motorsport career in 2007 when he competitively raced karts. He progressed to Ginetta Juniors in 2010 where he raced for Hillspeed and became the youngest ever podium finisher. Morris then followed this by competing in and winning the winter series at 14 years old. In the following season, 2011, Morris again raced for Hillspeed and won the Ginetta Junior Championship by winning eleven races out of the twenty rounds. In this year he was also awarded the Welsh Young Driver of the Year accolade.

Formula Renault BARC[edit]

In 2012 Morris moved into single seater racing in the British Formula Renault Championship driving for the Fortec Motorsport team where he finished the season as the highest placed rookie and third overall. Morris then followed this with racing in and becoming the 2012 Winter Series Champion. Also during 2012 Morris was selected as a member of the Motor Sports Association Academy and also named a British Racing Drivers' Club Rising Star.

In addition Sky Sports F1 invited Morris to take part in a dedicated documentary called Britain's Next F1 Star which gave a behind the scenes look at his life as a teenager, a student and a racing driver.

Formula 4[edit]

For the 2013 season Morris raced in the inaugural BRDC Formula 4 Championship for the Hillspeed team where he continued to demonstrate his race craft and speed to finish the season as Vice Champion with 1 race win and 9 podiums. As a result Morris was selected as a finalist in the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. Morris's talent was further recognised as he was featured in the Prodigies section of the first edition of the Formula magazine.

Morris was then signed by the Caterham F1 team as a member of their racing academy.

Formula Renault NEC[edit]

Morris has again teamed up with Fortec Motorsport to race in the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season.

GP3 Series[edit]

On 9 March 2015, Morris was confirmed as a driver for Status Grand Prix and made his debut in the 2015 season.

British GT[edit]

For 2016 it was decided that Morris would move from single seaters to sportscars, with various opportunities available it was decided he would race a Bentley GT3 for Team Parker Racing in the 2016 British GT Championship series. Securing pole position at his first GT event at Brands Hatch followed by further pole positions at Oulton Park, Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps and a fastest lap at Oulton Park which is also a GT3 lap record.

IMSA[edit]

Morris is currently racing for Action Express in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship opening round, the 24 Hours of Daytona. The Number 31 car finished 6th in class and 14th overall after suffering electrical problems during the 24 hour race.

Morris was announced as a BRDC Super Star in February 2017.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2010 Ginetta Junior Championship Hillspeed 20 0 0 0 1 185 12th
Ginetta Junior Winter Series 4 2 0 3  ?  ? 1st
2011 Ginetta Junior Championship Hillspeed 20 11 6 6 16 562 1st
2012 Formula Renault BARC Fortec Motorsports 14 5 7 4 6 274 3rd
Formula Renault BARC Winter Series 4 2 2 1 2 113 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2 0 0 0 0 10 43rd
2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship Hillspeed 24 1 0 1 10 410 2nd
2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Fortec Motorsports 15 2 3 1 5 224 3rd
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 4 0 0 0 0 31 15th
2015 GP3 Series Status Grand Prix 18 0 0 0 0 6 18th
2016 British GT Championship Team Parker Racing 9 1 4 1 6 143 3rd
2017 British GT Championship Team Parker Racing 6 2 2 0 2 115 2nd*
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Whelen Engineering Racing 1 0 0 0 0 25 25th*
24 Hours of Daytona 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 14th

* Season still in progress.

Complete GP3 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2015 Status Grand Prix CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

24
RBR
FEA

19
RBR
SPR

5
SIL
FEA

12
SIL
SPR

12
HUN
FEA

12
HUN
SPR

12
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

14
MNZ
FEA

DSQ
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SOC
FEA

14
SOC
SPR

10
BHR
FEA

16
BHR
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

13
YMC
SPR

15
18th 6

Complete British GT Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2016 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 GT3 BRH
1

2
ROC
1

10
OUL
1

3
OUL
2

1
SIL
1

Ret
SPA
1

2
SNE
1

3
SNE
2

5
DON
1

3
3rd 143
2017 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 GT3 OUL
1

4
OUL
2

5
ROC
1

1
SNE
1

7
SNE
2

4
SIL
1

1
SPA
1

BRH
1

DON
1

2nd* 115*

* Season still in progress.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Aaron Williamson
Ginetta Junior Winter Series
Champion

2010
Succeeded by
George Gamble
Preceded by
Tom Ingram
Ginetta Junior Championship
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Charlie Robertson
Preceded by
Victor Jiminez
Formula Renault BARC Winter Series
Champion

2012
Succeeded by
Ben Barnicoat
(Autumn Cup)