F2 runner-up Callum Ilott revved up for Ferrari F1 test driver role

Words by Gavin Caney
February 4, 2021
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Callum Ilott can’t wait to immerse himself in the world of Formula 1 as he prepares for a new challenge as a test driver.

The Brit finished second in the 2020 Formula 2 season but has opted to continue his career path with Ferrari as an F1 test driver this year.

“I’ll be attending most F1 races to try and learn from the team, the drivers and to get an experience of what the environment is like in Formula 1,” Ilott said in the video with Adrian Flux.

“I’ll be doing some FP1s, 2018 car testing and some simulator work for the team. So I’ll be pretty much involving myself around Formula 1 and trying to learn as much as possible, hopefully for future years. 

“It should be an interesting challenge. It’s something I haven’t really done before because I’ve always been in, shall we say, the more competitive side of Formula 2, Formula 3. I’m looking forward to it and it should be a different challenge.”

The 22-year-old scored just 14 points less than F2 title winner Mick Schumacher who has landed an F1 seat with Haas for 2021. 

Ferrari Driver Academy talent Ilott reflects on his runner-up finish in the video with one of his sponsors by discussing the highs and lows of a campaign that saw him clinch five poles, three wins and six podiums.

Callum Ilott is all smiles as he faces the camera

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Photo credits (in order): Dutch Photo Agency and Virtuosi Racing