2014  International & Single Seater News

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Seb overcomes Hockenheim hard knocks to score valuable points

by Marc Orme - web editor Rob Allender 

Seb Morris rounded-out the third event of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup season at Hockenheim last weekend, 14th/15th June, sixth in the championship standings following a weekend of mixed fortunes. Seb was right on the pace in  free practice on Friday posting the quickest time of the day during the second run and he carried that over to qualifying, just missing out on pole position for round five by a mere 0.026 seconds! However he had to pit after a cruching encounter on the first lap left with a damaged wing and forced him into the pits to change the nose cone! Even witjh some slick work by the Fortec team, Seb emerged a long way down but fought his way back through into 21st position at the finish, agonisingly one place away from the points! However he had the consolation of setting the second fastest lap of the race to underline what might have been!

 Photo by Insight F1 Motorsport Report

Beginning round six on Sunday morning from fourth position, Seb made a clean start to maintain his placing and ran strongly during the first two thirds of the race. On lap nine, though, he was nudged back to fifth where he remained to the flag on lap 15. Round seven was always going to be an immense challenge for Seb with his starting slot determined by his finishing position from the opening race of the weekend. Lining-up on the 11th row of the grid in 21st place, Seb made a great getaway and put together a sensational opening lap by slicing his way through into 13th position. Inside just two laps the Welshman had gained a remarkable 11 positions to move into the top 10 and he continued his ascent up the order by taking ninth on lap three. After claiming eighth on lap five, two tours later Seb passed points leader Steijn Schothorst for seventh and although shuffled back on lap 10 to ninth position, the result marked a superb recovery and serious damage limitation.  

“We had a lot of pace this weekend but the first race put us in bad shape unfortunately, fifth in the second race wasn’t too bad though”, reflected the category front-runner, “The car was great, we’ve moved forward a lot with it, and although it’s a shame we didn’t take the results our pace deserved we can definitely take the same level of performance forward to Spa.”

Seb is part of the Caterham Racing Academy and is supported by the Jack Wills ‘Young Briton’, progaramme, is a TAG Heuer ambassador and Elite Cymru supported driver.

Provisional 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup Standings (after Rd7):
1st Steijn Schothorst, 122 pts
2nd Ben Barnicoat, 116 pts
3rd Louis Deletraz, 107 pts
 & Levin Amweg     107 pts
5th Callan O'Keeffe, 95 pts
6th Seb Morris,         85pts
Following a long summer break, the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup will resume at Belgium’s world famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit over the weekend 25th/26th July.
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