Caterham has signed Formula Renault 2.0 driver Seb Morris to its racing academy for the 2014 season.

Morris - from Wales - finished as runner-up in the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 championship in 2013 and will step up to race in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup for Fortec this season. Morris joins the Caterham Racing Academy after being selected as a finalist for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award last season and says he is taking inspiration from one of the other drivers in the academy.

"Joining the Caterham Academy is pretty huge for me," Morris said. "Matt Parry [2013 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Champion] is someone I look up to, and who I had a real battle with in the McLaren Autosport Awards. I am following his footsteps this year, both as a Caterham driver and in NEC and I am looking to win it as Matt did. To be part of an F1 team, with all the support and knowledge that brings, is a massive step forwards for my career."

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The head of the Caterham Racing Academy, Mia Sharizman said the team expects Morris to compete for the title in Formula Renault this season.

"Seb is another outstanding addition to our list of Academy drivers," Sharizman said. "His talent speaks for itself and we are very pleased to be able to provide him with the full range of support available to all our Academy drivers as he makes the step up to Formula Renault NEC. He will be a strong contender for championship honours this season and, if, as we firmly believe he will, he fulfills his promise, the UK will have another serious motorsport talent to back."

Morris joins Parry, Alexander Rossi, Will Stevens, Weiron Tan and Daim Hishammudin in the Caterham academy.