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Gustavo LimaMultiple race-winning BRDC Formula 4 Championship team Hillspeed is delighted to announce the signing of South American racer Gustavo Lima for the 2014 season after today, Monday, 20th January, finalising a deal with the category podium finisher.

Coming hot on the heels of the Hathersage squad’s agreement in the Ginetta Junior Championship with Lima’s fellow Brazilian Pedro Cardoso, who is part of the same XYZ Live Sports management stable, Hillspeed is absolutely delighted to have secured the second year F4 driver’s services.

Currently participating in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand, as preparation for his sophomore season in BRDC Formula 4, the 17-year-old will be aiming to become a consistent podium challenger when his main 2014 campaign gets underway in late-April. Lima will team-up at Hillspeed with the already confirmed Rahul Raj Mayer, the Malaysian having concluded a fresh deal last October.

“I’m really happy to be back in Formula 4 this year and pleased with the deal my management team has put together with Hillspeed”, commented Lima from his current base in New Zealand, “I learnt a lot in F4 last year, it was a very competitive season with a lot of really quick drivers.

“The final weekend was the highlight, taking my first podium was fantastic and the plan is to have many more this year! Hillspeed is a great team and I’m really looking forward to working with the guys there. They’ve won races in F4 and a lot of championships in other categories, like Formula Renault, so it should be a strong season.”

Lima began his karting career in 2010, where he finished third in the Junior Class of the Brazil Cup, and went on to contest the Rotax Junior Class in the Florida Winter Tour the following year as well as finishing third in the Sudam Junior Class.

Travelling from South America to Europe in 2012 to embark on his first season in single-seaters, the Brazilian ran a full campaign in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps while also contesting two races in Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC).

From there, he entered the inaugural BRDC Formula 4 Championship in the UK last year and ended the 24-race campaign 14th overall with a maiden podium finish coming during the penultimate race of the year at Donington Park.

Adding two races in the Campeonato CoDA Sur del Formula 3 Sudamericana in 2013, winning one, Lima also secured a brace of podiums in the Brazilian Formula 3 Championship where he contested six rounds.

“It’s fantastic for Hillspeed to have a driver as talented as Gustavo signed-up for the new F4 season, we’re absolutely delighted”, said Hillspeed’s Richard Ollerenshaw, “He made excellent progress last year and thoroughly deserved his podium at Donington during the final weekend. He’s clearly a very quick driver and with a full year of experience behind him, we’re sure he’ll be a strong front-runner.”

Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit in Northamptonshire will host the opening event of the 2014 BRDC Formula 4 Championship season on 26th/27th April.

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Rahul Raj MayerRace-winning BRDC Formula 4 Championship team Hillspeed is delighted to confirm its first driver signing for the 2014 season having today, Monday, 28th October, agreed a deal for Malaysia’s Rahul Raj Mayer to remain with the squad for a second season in the category.

Kuala Lumpur 17-year-old Mayer made good progress during his maiden campaign on UK soil this year in Formula 4, achieving three top 12 finishes and ending the season 17th overall in the driver standings out of 28 competitors.

Prior to arriving in BRDC Formula 4 at the beginning of the inaugural season this year, Mayer enjoyed good success in the Middle East-based Formula Gulf 1000 Championship where he raced to no fewer than eight podium finishes from 12 race starts, including two victories.

Before electing to pursue a career in single-seaters, the Malaysian competed in a variety of karting categories across the Far East and Asia. He also dabbled in open category saloon cars where, in 2011, he was Vice-Champion in the Malaysian Super Series Classic Car Challenge with several podiums.

“It’s fantastic news Rahul is remaining a Hillspeed driver for 2014 and we’re all looking forward now to embarking on a strong winter testing programme”, said team principal Richard Ollerenshaw, “It’s always great to keep continuity with young drivers, the aim is to obviously build on everything Rahul learnt this season and help him become a top 10 regular in the championship next season.

“He produced some excellent performances this year, as part of a very strong grid of talent, so we’ve got high hopes for 2014. With knowledge of all of the main UK circuits, and a year’s experience of the F4 car and the Yokohama tyres, we’re sure Rahul will be a strong competitor next season.”

Mayer’s father, Rajinder, added: “We were very happy with Rahul’s progress in the first season of Formula 4. Hillspeed has given him the full support and training required in very short spans of time during race weekends, as Rahul travels from Kuala Lumpur to the UK for every race. Although testing time has also been limited for that reason, the team’s dedication and experience has given Rahul a good start in 2013. We are convinced Hillspeed will continue to deliver in 2014.”

Off the back of championship glory in Protyre Formula Renault, the Formula Renault UK Winter Series and Ginetta Junior Championship in recent years, Hillspeed arrived in Formula 4 at the start of the year determined to maintain its reputation as a winning force.

The Hathersage team did precisely that by taking Seb Morris to the Vice-Champion’s position, with the Welshman accruing one race win and nine other podiums over the course of 2013, while Struan Moore also visited the top step of the podium once and took three further rostrums on his way to ninth place in the championship.

With Mayer confirmed for 2014, Hillspeed is now keen to fill its two other seats for the second season of BRDC Formula 4 Championship action and is also welcoming enquiries from drivers with regard to the upcoming Winter Series which begins on 9th/10th November at Snetterton in Norfolk and concludes over the weekend 23rd/24th November at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit in Kent.

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Seb MorrisSeb Morris’ status as one of the UK’s most promising aspiring Formula One drivers has been further enhanced today, Thursday, 10th October, after being named one of six finalists for the 2013 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

Easily the most coveted prize in national motorsport, the prestigious accolade has been awarded to some of the biggest names in British motor racing since its inauguration in 1989, including 2009 FIA Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, multiple Grand Prix winner David Coulthard, current F1 racer Paul Di Resta and four-time IndyCar Champion Dario Franchitti.

Marford 17-year-old Seb will be assessed alongside five other drivers from junior-level motorsport over a two-day period next month at Silverstone in Northamptonshire. In addition to the driving element, the six contenders will also face intense fitness trials, simulation tests and interviews from a panel of esteemed judges.

Alongside the huge kudos which goes with scooping the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award, the prize package also includes £100,000 towards the winner’s racing budget for 2014, full membership of the British Racing Drivers’ Club and a coveted test drive with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 Team.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have been named a McLaren Autosport finalist”, said the Ginetta Ambassador, “It’s a huge honour and a real acknowledgment, so many incredible drivers have won in the past and the prize of a Formula One test with McLaren is such an amazing opportunity.

“The competition will be tough, incredibly so, but I’ll be preparing hard for the assessment days and obviously going there to impress the judges and, hopefully, win. Whatever happens, just to be one of the final six is a great achievement and it’ll be a potentially career-changing experience.”

Seb’s nomination for the 25th staging of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award comes hot on the heels of his confirmation as BRDC Formula 4 Vice-Champion after a successful appeal hearing this week where his exclusion from a race win at Snetterton in September was overturned.

Originally claiming a superb race victory during round 20 of the season at the Norfolk track, officials called into question the eligibility of the gurney flap on the rear wing of his MSV F4-013 and initially excluded Seb from the results – which meant he ended the season third in the standings.

The Motor Sports Association’s national court, however, overturned the ruling this past Tuesday, 8th October, so Seb ends the inaugural F4 season second in the championship. He added: “I want to say a big thank you to Dan Chapman at Full Contact, my management team, and to the guys at Hillspeed for helping to get my win reinstated.”

The winner of the 25th McLaren Autosport BRDC Award will be announced on the evening of Sunday, 1st December, at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London.

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Seb MorrisMultiple motor racing champion Seb Morris’ image is appearing on High Streets across the UK, USA and Hong Kong after being launched as one of the faces of the newly unveiled ‘Young Britons’ campaign from global clothing brand Jack Wills.

Welsh 17-year-old Seb, who hails from Marford near Wrexham, is one of the country’s top aspiring professional racing drivers and won championship titles in 2010 – his debut year in cars – 2011 and 2012. This season, he has just wrapped up the BRDC Formula 4 Championship battle third overall.

Fittingly, the teenager has been selected to be a key part of the ‘Young Britons’ promotion which has been created by the team at Jack Wills to acknowledge and celebrate some of the UK’s premier up and coming talent in fields such as sport, music and the wider entertainment industry.

“Being a long term fan of Jack Wills, it was a real honour to be picked as a Jack Wills Young Briton”, said Seb, “I really love the direction the brand is moving in and can’t wait to see more of the Autumn/Winter collection.

“I am delighted to be part of a campaign that promotes and celebrates young talent across different mediums and, on top of that, being associated with a brand which is recognised across the world is great for my profile.”

With the BRDC Formula 4 Championship season now concluded, Seb’s management team is already putting together plans for next year. The new link with Jack Wills certainly promises to be the start of an exciting relationship.

Dan Chapman, senior partner of Seb’s management team, Full Contact, explained: “We are very excited and proud Seb was chosen by Jack Wills alongside other up and coming British talent across various industries such as sport, media and music. The campaign is about supporting British talent and inspiring those of a similar age. I’m sure everyone will agree Seb certainly looks every inch the part!”

To celebrate Seb’s high profile association with one of Britain’s finest clothing brands, everyone is invited to get involved by visiting their nearest Jack Wills store – see www.jackwills.com to find a list of retail outlets – to take a photo of Seb’s image in the window.

By then tweeting the image to him @sebmorris31 #jackwillsyoungbrit #sebspotting there will be an opportunity to win a signed goody bag from Seb. One tweet will be selected at random. Follow Seb @sebmorris31 for updates regarding the contest…good luck!

Seb MorrisGinetta Ambassador Seb Morris secured his ninth podium of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship season during the final event of the year at Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend, 28th/29th September, on his way to a coveted top three finish in the 2013 driver standings.

Although the visit to the East Midlands turned into something of a mixed bag of results for Seb, the 17-year-old’s charge hampered by a puncture in round 23 and contact in round 24, he still produced three typically determined race performances.

Sporting a newly designed crash helmet, sponsored by Warrington-based Cable Systems Limited, the Marford youngster began the opening encounter on Saturday, round 22, from fourth on the grid and he maintained the position during the early going before grabbing third at the end of lap two.

Initially running within just one second of the runner-up spot, the Hillspeed driver showed good pace but soon started to come under pressure himself for third. Holding firm, despite the close attention, Seb defended well to get the weekend off to a positive start with podium number nine of the year.

Lining-up sixth on the ‘reverse grid’ for the first of Sunday’s two contests, the British Racing Drivers’ Club ‘Rising Star’ climbed into fifth place on the opening lap and then moved up into fourth on lap two as just a couple of seconds covered the lead quartet.

Edged back to fifth again on the next lap, Seb regained fourth soon after but any hope of fighting for another podium went awry when a puncture resulted in a significant loss of pace. Even so, the Welsh racer expertly coped with the problem and managed to bring his car home in eighth place for some crucial championship points.

Determined to end the season on a high with a strong finish in round 24, the Loughborough College student’s hopes were dashed on the first lap at Melbourne Hairpin when contact from Jack Barlow dropped Seb to the tail of the field after a spin. Recovering as well as he possibly could, Seb battled back through into the top 10 – vitally securing enough points to seal third in the title race.

“We’ve had a positive year, a lot of podiums but we haven’t had the car to challenge really and that’s what it’s been down to”, said Morris, “The first race this weekend was alright, in the second race we had the puncture, unfortunately, halfway through and I was wiped out in race three which wasn’t the end to the season we were obviously hoping for.

“I’ve proven my pace this year and what I can do, so now it’s all about looking forward to next year and getting our plans in place. I’ve enjoyed being part of F4 in its first season, finishing the year third in the championship isn’t what we wanted but it’s not bad and we’ve had some good races.”

The final three rounds of the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship will be screened on ITV4 and ITV4 HD at 18.00 next Sunday, 6th October.

Final 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship Standings:
3rd Seb Morris, 380pts

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Seb Morris - Formula 4Welsh racing driver Seb Morris says he will fight tooth and nail in his bid to become the inaugural BRDC Formula 4 Champion at Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit next weekend, 28th/29th September, during the final three races of the 2013 season.

Despite going into the event more than 50 points shy of the championship lead, the Ginetta Ambassador is confident he still has a genuine and realistic chance of claiming his fourth car racing title in as many years.

Ahead of the season finale, the Marford 17-year-old is third in the standings with eight podiums to his credit. Working incredibly hard all season to achieve his first win, when the victory finally came at Snetterton last time out Seb was stripped of the result due to a perceived issue with the gurney flap on the rear wing of his car being ‘non-compliant’ with the technical manual.

Disagreeing with the decision of the series officials, Seb and his Hillspeed team protested the exclusion to the MSA [Motor Sports Association] but the hearing is unlikely to take place until after the final race meeting. Therefore, the Loughborough College student heads into rounds 22, 23 and 24 some 53 points away from the top of the table when it could have been just 18 points.

“It’s a bit weird going into Donington not actually knowing where we are with the appeal and what the outcome will be”, said the British Racing Drivers’ Club Rising Star, “I’m aiming really high though, regardless, and I’ll be fighting to try and win this championship next weekend.

“Race wins are the only aim really and I’m confident we’ll have the pace to challenge for them. We can still overturn the lead [Jake] Hughes has at the top of the championship, all it takes is a DNF for him in the first race and then the whole title picture could change.”

Qualifying strongly will be more important than ever for the championship finale to give Seb the very best chance of overcoming the odds. Therefore, unlocking a good set-up during the pre-event test at Donington next Thursday, 26th September, will be crucial to his chances.

“We’ve only had one day in the car at Donington so we have got limited experience compared to some of the others”, he added, “The pre-race test will be highly important and I’m confident we’ll be able to find a good set-up and balance for the race weekend.

“I’ve never been at this end of things before, each year I’ve been leading a championship going into the last rounds so this is a new position to be in. I’ll do my bit, push as hard as I can and just see what happens.”

Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit qualifying will take place at 09.35 on Saturday, 28th September, with round 22 set to follow at 16.00. Rounds 23 and 24 will be contested on Sunday, 29th September, at 10.00 and 14.30 respectively.

Provisional 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship Standings (after Rd21):
3rd Seb Morris, 344pts

Photo Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Seb MorrisSeb Morris achieved his long-held aim of winning a round of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship at Snetterton 300 Circuit on Sunday, 8th September, with an outstanding performance during round 20 of the season…but the victory was short lived when officials later excluded his car on a technicality.

Delivering an exceptional showing in the second of the weekend’s three races at the Norfolk track, the Marford driver was in great form and battled back from a slip to third place midway through the encounter to secure his first win of 2013.

Post-race, however, series scrutineers declared the gurney flap on the rear wing of the 17-year-old’s car to be non-compliant with the technical manual in respect of its dimensions. Vehemently opposed to the ruling, Seb, his management and the Hillspeed team lodged an official protest with the sport’s national governing body, the MSA [Motor Sports Association], which will be heard at a later date.

“We’re certain the gurney flap is fully compliant with the regulations which is why we have appealed the decision, there would have been no point doing that otherwise”, commented the British Racing Drivers’ Club Rising Star, “Taking the first win was fantastic, especially after having to work so hard for it, so to have it taken away is beyond disappointing.”

Beginning the second of the weekend’s three races from the front row of the ‘reverse grid’ as a result of finishing round 19 in seventh position, Seb piled on the pressure to pole-starter Jack Barlow from the outset but was elbowed back to third place on lap two by Gustavo Lima.

Determined to get back ahead of the Brazilian in double-quick time, the Ginetta Ambassador re-took second spot on the fourth tour and set about challenging Barlow for the lead again. Running tight to the rear of Barlow’s car, Seb threw everything he had at finding a way past and pulled off a terrific move at Montreal Hairpin on lap eight to edge ahead before winning by 0.5 seconds.

Perplexed to say the least with regard to the subsequent judicial decision, the Welsh teenager was resolutely set on rounding off the weekend with another trip to the podium in Sunday afternoon’s race – round 21 – and he managed just that after delivering another excellent drive.

Moving into third place at the start, from fourth on the grid, the Abbey Gate College student ran close behind team-mate Struan Moore and forced the Jersey driver into a small mistake before shooting by for second position. With his Yokohama tyres not as fresh as those on race leader James Fletcher’s car, though, Seb had to be satisfied with the runner-up spot.

“This has been by far our best weekend of the season in terms of our race pace and the overall race performance”, he reflected, “I drove the best I could, did all I could do to win the second race, and whatever happens with the hearing no-one can take away the fact I won that race on the road. I’m hopeful we can continue the same level of performance at Donington and be on the podium there.”

Due to the loss of his 30 points from round 20, which still hang in the balance pending the outcome of the upcoming MSA hearing, Seb has slipped to third in the F4 championship standings ahead of the final three rounds of the season at Donington Park in Leicestershire on 28th/29th September.

Highlights of this weekend’s action from Snetterton will be screened next Sunday, 15th September, at 18.00 on ITV4 and ITV4 HD.

Provisional 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship Standings (after Rd21):
3rd Seb Morris, 344pts

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Seb Morris - Formula 4With only two race meetings still to be contested in the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship, next weekend’s outing at Snetterton 300 Circuit is guaranteed to be a pivotal one for Seb Morris as he strives to keep his title aspirations on course.

Second in the championship heading into rounds 19, 20 and 21 of the F4 season, which will be held on 7th/8th September at the Norfolk track, the talented Welshman will be challenging for consistent podium finishes as he bids to close down the 34-point gap to the top of the driver standings.

Having won a championship title every year since making his car racing debut in 2010 – namely the Ginetta Junior Winter Series crown, the main season Ginetta Junior Championship title and the 2012 Protyre Formula Renault Winter Series – Seb is determined to try and maintain the incredible streak.

“It’s easy at this point to think Jake [Hughes – F4 championship leader] is far enough ahead but earlier in the season Charlie Robertson had a bigger lead and that got wiped out”, said the Marford 17-year-old, “All it takes is the slightest mistake, one bad race, and everything could change so we need to keep pushing as we have all year.

“We need wins and we are edging ever closer – my main ambition for Snetterton is to finally get the first one. We managed to sort out the tyre degradation we suffered with earlier in the year and the car has been fantastic in the second and third races each weekend recently. We just need to work out how to make the car get that bit more from the tyres in qualifying and then we’ll be sorted.”

On the category’s return to Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit a couple of weeks ago, the British Racing Drivers’ Club ‘Rising Star’ didn’t have the smoothest of events – not least due to a bout of food poisoning at the onset of the weekend – but still managed to bag a strong haul of points.

So far in his second year of single-seater competition, the Ginetta Ambassador has accrued a total of seven podium finishes. Beginning the season superbly with a memorable hat-trick at Silverstone in April, one third place and two runner-up spots, Seb returned to the rostrum at the third event of the year and has visited the podium at every race meeting since.

Achieving a top three finish and a brace of additional top fours when Formula 4 raced at Snetterton in mid-June, the Abbey Gate College student was in fine form and is confident of an even stronger showing at the East Anglian track just a week from now.

“We’ll have a better package at Snetterton than we had the first time we raced there, I’ve been working hard with my engineer Pete and driver coach Matt Shawyer and we’ve definitely made some good improvements to the way the car is working”, added Seb, “If we can qualify on the first two rows, with the great starts we’ve been making all year I’m sure we can challenge for wins.”

Qualifying for round 19 of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship is scheduled to get underway at 10.30 next Saturday, 7th September, with the opening race of the weekend set to follow at 14.40. Round 20 is set to commence at 11.15 on Sunday, 8th September, with round 21 timetabled for 14.45.

Provisional 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship Standings (after Rd18):
2nd Seb Morris, 305pts

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Seb MorrisBritish Racing Drivers’ Club ‘Rising Star’ Seb Morris is relishing the prospect of returning to action at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit this coming weekend, 17th/18th August, as he bids to move back to the top of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship standings…and claim his maiden race victory of 2013.

As the most consistent driver in the high-profile single-seater category, the Marford-based teenager is currently second in the title race, just 16 points shy of the series lead, with a tally of six podiums to his credit.

Although a first F4 win has so far eluded the 17-year-old, Seb has been a front-running threat throughout the first five race meetings and he believes the recent progress made with his Hillspeed car will reap rewards on the championship’s return to Northamptonshire a few days from now.

Silverstone’s world-famous 3.66-mile Grand Prix Circuit proved a very happy hunting ground for the Ginetta Ambassador at the beginning of the inaugural F4 season back in April, Seb taking a hat-trick of memorable podium results to claim the early initiative in the championship fight.

Added to that, during the most recent event at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit a fortnight ago, the Abbey Gate College student was the happiest he’s been all year with the pace of his MSV F4-013 car, leading to even greater confidence ahead of rounds 16, 17 and 18.

“I’m looking forward to Silverstone immensely”, said the Welshman, “The car has moved on massively since the start of the season so we’re feeling really confident ahead of next weekend, especially as we went so well at Silverstone at the first round.

“Considering we started the opening weekend eighth on the grid for the first race and still came away with two seconds and a third, I’m quite excited to see what we can do this time. We need to get some points back and the aim is definitely to try and take the championship lead and get our first win – it’s been a long time coming. If we qualify better than we have been, the wins will come.”

As well as his six podium finishes in F4, comprising three runner-up results and a trio of third places, the 2011 Ginetta Junior Champion and 2012 Protyre Formula Renault Winter Series Champion has scored in all but one race. His season’s tally also includes four other top four finishes.

Silverstone GP Circuit qualifying will get underway at 10.30 on Saturday, 17th August, with round 16 following at 14.40. On Sunday, 18th August, rounds 17 and 18 are scheduled to take place at 11.20 and 15.40 respectively. Television highlights of all three encounters will be broadcast on ITV4 and ITV4 HD the following Sunday, 25th August, at 18.00.

Provisional 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship Standings (after Rd15):
2nd Seb Morris, 256pts

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Seb Morris - Brands Hatch GPWelsh racing driver Seb Morris moved into second position in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship title race at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend, 27th/28th July, after a series of thoroughly consistent front-running performances – including his sixth podium of the campaign.

Finishing inside the top six in all three encounters at the 2.43-mile Kent track, the highlight of the fifth event of the F4 season for the 17-year-old was an impressive drive to second place in round 13 on Saturday afternoon, from sixth on the grid.

Although not quite unlocking his full potential in qualifying, Seb wasn’t too disappointed with a third row start and at the beginning of the opening encounter he made a fantastic launch from sixth place to leap into the top four.

Working hard to fend off the attentions of Matt Bell, the Marford racer was well in control and he remained in fourth until the last lap when a dramatic final couple of miles shook-up the order. With two of the lead drivers hitting problems, Seb was able to move through into second place to match his best finish of the season so far.

With the runner-up spot in race one equating to seventh on the grid for race two, with the top eight finishers from the opening encounter ‘reversed’, the Ginetta Ambassador instantly gained a place off the line and then set about pressuring the cars ahead. Forced to try and attack and defend at the same time in the middle of a tightly bunched pack, Seb held sixth throughout the 14-lap contest.

In the final race of the weekend, round 15, the Abbey Gate College student lined-up seventh on the starting grid again and, once more, moved into the top six on the first lap. Quickly moving into fifth on the second tour, following a problem for championship rival Jake Dalton, Seb then gained fourth position when another of his chief opponents, Charlie Robertson, spun into retirement at Sheene.

Sticking within half a second of the podium positions initially, Seb settled for fourth place in the end and underlined his strong pace with a best lap of 1m28.175 seconds – quicker than the fastest efforts of the top two podium finishers.

“I’m really happy with the weekend, the car was by far the quickest it’s been all year”, said Seb, “I didn’t hook it all up in qualifying unfortunately, but we still came away with second in race one. That compromised us on the reverse grid for race two and I had to conserve the tyres as well, so the top six there wasn’t too bad. Fourth then in race three was a good way to round-off the weekend.

“We’ve been really consistent all year and we showed that again this weekend. We just need a better qualifying, if I can get that sorted out then we know we’ve got the pace as one of the quickest packages out there.”

There are just three weeks to wait for the next event on the BRDC Formula 4 calendar with rounds 16, 17 and 18 taking place at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the scene of a triple podium for Seb at the beginning of the season, on 17th/18th August. Television highlights of the Brands Hatch races, meanwhile, will be screened at 18.00 next Sunday, 4th August, on ITV4 and ITV4 HD.

Provisional 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship Standings (after Rd15):
2nd Seb Morris, 256pts

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.