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Seb Morris: “The F1 option is completely dead”

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Seb Morris is set to snub a return to the GP3 Series in 2016 and seek a sportscar ride in order to further his career.

The twenty-year-old Welsh revealed he has had various offers from the world of endurance and GT racing, citing the ridiculous costs of getting to Formula 1 for his reason on potentially turning his back on single-seater racing.

“Just the usual start of the year business meetings and various negotiations going on, but nothing is set in stone yet, we’ve got a lot of options on the table,” revealed Morris to The Checkered Flag at the Autosport International Show“We’ve had a lot of offers for different things so, I think it’s going to be a sit down next week to evaluate which ones best.

“[GP3 is] probably not [an option]; I’m probably looking elsewhere to be honest, my aim is to have a career in motorsport. I think the F1 option is completely dead; it’s all about money.

“There are people racing in GP3 this year who are throwing £8million at a F1 seat and they’ve not had any results all year and they just get an F1 drive – its all about money so unless I win the lottery or have £40million in the bank, there is no point pursuing the F1 dream and blowing money down the drain.

“If we can get the money from various sponsors and investors, and spend it wisely, in order to get a free drive this year or later on this year, I want to be getting paid this year or next year. I’ve been offered LMP2, LMP3, British GT and Blancpain.”

Morris was extremely disappointed with the outcome of his 2015 GP3 Series campaign; he ended up eighteenth in the championship with only six points as his Status Grand Prix team struggled for performance.

“[GP3 last year was] disappointing; I had the test in Abu Dhabi when we were quickest, everyone was thinking we’d have an amazing year but then unfortunately Status just couldn’t give any of us a car,” said Morris.

“My team-mate got three or four front row starts last year, in 2014 a couple of podiums outright but this year we were fighting for sixteenth or seventeenth place.”

The Briton admits his testing 2015 has given him extra motivation to succeed in future years, and says he will cherish any future success.

“It was a disappointing year, but it was character building and it will make me appreciate winning a hell of a lot more in the future,” said Morris. “Everything I’ve been in until last year I’ve finished top three and been winning races, so it makes you a lot more hungry for the wins.

“I’ve still got a few academies supporting me so hopefully I can push for something quite good; I just want to be back winning whatever I do.”

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