Status Grand Prix have today confirmed the signing of 19 year-old Welshman Seb Morris for the 2015 GP3 Series season.
Morris, who impressed the team by topping the time sheets on day three of the post-season tests, will partner Swiss-Greek driver Alex Fontana.
The youngster has a strong racing background. He won the 2011 Ginetta Junior Championship with an impressive 11 wins, 6 pole positions, 6 fastest laps and 16 podiums from 20 races.
Morris also came third in the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Championship; with 2 wins and 5 podiums.
Speaking about his new deal, Morris said he is delighted to be in GP3 and he believes Status GP is the perfect place to be: “I always wanted to be in GP3 this year with Status, the team wanted me as well so it’s fantastic we’ve put the deal together.
“I definitely feel ready for GP3 and I believe I can compete with the best, I wouldn’t be out there if I didn’t feel that. Status was always the obvious choice, everyone bonded quickly when I tested last November and the atmosphere instantly clicked.”
Morris is also confident he can fight for race wins, he said: “I’m really looking forward to the first official test at Estoril in a couple of weeks; I’ve been preparing hard over the last few months and doing a lot of sim assessments so I’m ready.
“The team has shown it can win races and that’s ultimately where we intend to be, winning races and championships.”
Team Principal Teddy Yip Jr believes Morris can help the team improve on their third place finish in the constructors’ last year.
“In our fifth GP3 season our aim is to win more races and improve on last year’s third place in the team championship,” said Yip Jr.
“We believe that Seb will help us achieve this goal with his raw speed that was immediately evident when he stepped into a GP3 car for the first time last year.
“With Alex and Seb in the team we have the perfect balance of an experienced GP3 driver alongside a novice and we know that both are fully committed to their GP3 campaign and will fight for the title.”