2014  International & Single Seater News

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WRDA member Seb Morris climbed to 4th place in the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC) after a wild & wet weeked at Autodromo Most in the Czech Republic over the weekend, 30th/31st August, with an excellent double podium in atrociously wet conditions. Two 3rd places finishes with the Fortec Motorsport run Tatuus chassis, means that Seb has closed the gap to the series leader, his Fortec team-mate Ben Barnicott, to 39 points, and is within 15 points of third place ahead of the final rounds of the campaign at the Nurburgring in Germany in three weeks. (left Seb kicks up the spray)
Sensational in the rain-affected qualifying session on Saturday, driver Seb secured pole position for round 12 with a lap of 1m48.754 seconds (139.427 km/h) to end the session a full half second clear of his closest challenger, but picked up a five place grid penalty for flag infringements – a result of terrible visibility in the spray. Starting in sixth place for the first of 3 scheduled races, Seb delivered an impressive drive, to carve his way back onto the podium, finishing in 3rd place only just 1.4 seconds shy of second position.
After increasingly heavy rainfall on Sunday morning, with puddles of standing water on the track, race 2 ( round 13 ) was postponed until the late afternoon with race three (round 14) not taking place at all and set to be re-scheduled to the final weekend of the season.
Starting race two from fourth on the grid, the action actually began behind the Safety Car after an initial delay due to the amount of spray on the track. When racing proper began Seb quickly made his move to take third place but the action fell under caution again soon after, limiting the amount of time available to make further inroads. Seb eventually ended the race 1.8 seconds shy of second.

“We had really good pace this weekend, especially qualifying on pole, so it was really unfortunate about the five place grid penalty. Without that I’m sure we would have won race one, but two podiums from two is good and I can’t complain about that. It’s a shame race three was postponed but they’re going to run it at the Nurburgring on the final weekend of the season, so hopefully we can get a decent haul of points there. We’re not out of it yet, there’s still plenty to play for.”
Provisional 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup Standings (after 13 of 16 rounds):

1st Ben Barnicoat 224 points

2nd Louis Deletraz, 212 points

3rd  Steijn Schothorst 200 pts

4th Seb Morris, 185 pts

5th Callan O'Keeffe, 172 pts

6th Ukyo Sasahara, 166 pts

7th Gustav Malja, 162 pts

8th  Ryan Tveter, 136 pts

9th  Jake Hughes, 126pts

10th Stefan Riener 110 pts

 Photos by Insight F1 Motorsport Report

The final rounds of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC) is on 21.09.2014 at the Nürburgring. Check http://necup.com for any live timing links or TV transmissions

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


The Car .
Formula Renault 2.0 - Edition 2013

Front Suspension: Pushrod mono damper Barazi Epsilon

Rear Suspension: Pushrod twin dampers Barazi Epsilon

Chassis: FR2.0/13 by Tatuus

Bodywork: Full Carbon by Tatuus

Gearbox gears and differential: Sadev - 7 ratios / Limited slip differential

Gearbox command: Electric by XAP (Solenoid)

Dampers: ZF Race Engineering 2 ways

Steering wheel: XAP with paddleshift

Rims: Team Dynamics, Front 9", Rear 10"

Tyres: Michelin 20-54x13 / 24-57x13

Brake System: Caparo AP Braking (4 pistons callipers)

Clutch: Twin discs sinter clutch by ZF Race Engineering

Engine: Renault Sport

Type: F4R 832 - 1998 cm3

Power: 210 BHP

Engine Max Torque: 220 Nm

Engine Max revs: 7500 rpm

Safety: FIA F3 2012 norms except Zylon panels

Weight: 505 kg

Formula Renault 2.0 - Edition 2012

Type: Carbon-fibre Monocoque, full carbon bodywork

Type F4R – 4 cylinders – 16 valves – 1998 cc 
Bore x stroke (mm): 82.7 x 93 
Maximum power: 144 (196) Bhp at 7000 rpm 
Maximum torque: 222 Nm (21.6 mkg) at 4750 rpm

Transmission Sequentially controlled, dog-clutch box with 6 forward gears, changeable ratios 
Self-locking differential

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