Seb Morris is going to be the subject of a one hour documentary on the Sky Sports F1 channel next week, entitled ‘Britain’s Next F1 Star.’
Morris is one of six young racers to be highlighted by the series and it will detail the 16 year old’s motor racing career to date, as well as glancing at his life away from the motorsport paddock.
During the filming process, the Formula Renault BARC race-winner got the chance to meet, and interview, his sporting hero, seven time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher.
“It’s fantastic my programme is the first of the series, I’m really happy about that”, said Seb, “I was so surprised when I had the chance to interview Michael. I was really shocked – we all were – when I got the call to say I needed to be at the Mercedes team factory the next morning for a certain time to meet Michael.
“It was such a special moment for me, he’s been my idol all through my racing career and there he was, looking me straight in the eye, while I interviewed him – fantastic! I really can’t thank Michael, and everyone at the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, enough for making it happen.”
The show will have its premiere screening on the Sky Sports F1 channel at 7.30pm on Thursday 4 October, with a repeat the same evening at 10.45pm, with additional re-runs following on Sunday 7 October and beyond.
“The audience will be massive, I think the show is going to be repeated 12 times so there’s no excuse for anyone missing it!”, added Seb, “It’s a huge boost for me to be featured on something like this, it really helps put me in the limelight and the great thing is it also shows how hard young racing drivers have to work.
“It’s not just about rocking up to the track and driving a car, there’s a lot more to it and especially so when you’re trying to build a professional career towards F1. The filming was great to be involved with and the cameras followed me everywhere, school, testing, at home and at the track. I think it’s a good story – I hope everyone enjoys it!”