Callum Ilott Spotify Series Playlist Two: Favourite Road Trip Tracks

F1 talent Callum Ilott talks to the camera

I have spent a lot of time travelling as since I was around 10 years old my racing has been outside of the UK. 

I enjoy driving and when my time allows I enjoy getting away with my family or friends for a trip somewhere new. I’ve put together a list of tracks which I hope you will enjoy as much as I do!

Take a listen to the playlist below or find the Favourite Road Trip Tracks playlist on Spotify.

1: Kanye West – Through The Wire

I remember the drive to Silverstone in 2015 for my race debut in Formula 3. What a thrill that was for me racing at the home of British motorsport for the first time in my career. Silverstone is now one of my favourite race tracks and this takes me back to the journey I made from my home to the track. 

2: Mr Probz, Robin Schulz – Waves

A memory that will stay with me forever is the day I signed a contract to be part of the Ferrari Driver Academy. Leaving Maranello knowing I was part of the most iconic motor racing brand in the world which I had followed for many years was a special moment. Each time I hear this track it reminds me of that time in Italy driving away from their HQ knowing I was part of their family.

3: Bazzi – Paradise

I enjoy spending time in the Alps for alpine adventures and relaxation. I’ve been there a number of times and I enjoy the drive there from Italy. This track reminds me of the winter last year when I spent a couple of weeks chilling and training before my 2020 race season.

4: Taio Cruz – Dynamite

I remember heading to London with a few friends to celebrate a birthday. I enjoy spending time in London when I get a chance. We all had a great evening and this track takes me back to that evening heading there with my mates.

5 & 6: Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love? & Beyoncé, JAY-Z – Crazy in Love 

There are quite a few tracks that I remember from the time I was travelling to kart races with my dad during 2014, the last year before I switched to racing cars. Dad and I used to turn the volume up when these two tracks came on and usually it was after a good race weekend with a trophy in the backseat of the car. 

7: Jason Derulo – Ridin’ Solo

The trip from my home in Maranello to Monza is a trip I’ve made a few times now but it’s always great to go to the Temple of Speed, partly because of the history and its unique high speed layout and also because it’s Ferrari’s home Grand Prix. I secured pole position in 2019 and remember playing this in my car heading home.

8: Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back

I had a great time on holiday with some good friends who live in the States in 2019. There are a few tracks that take me back to those days in California and driving around the Golden State, with this one in particular as we headed out from home to the canyon to do some jet skiing.

9: Justin Bieber – Hold On

There is a nice beach which I like to drive to with friends when the weather and my diary allows. I had a trip there recently with great sunshine and plenty of Italian ice cream to cool me down! 

10: Post Malone – Circles

I often drive alone when I’m on business. Driving to the Sauber base in Hinwil is something I’ve done a few times now. This track is something I regularly play and reminds me of the trip to Hinwil for the first time. What a great team of people I met there and they made me feel so welcome. 

11: B.o.B, Eminem, Hayley Williams – Airplanes, Pt II

In 2019 I remember driving to the Red Bull Ring in Austria. I had a videographer alongside me capturing the trip for a social media post. This track was very cool with the sun out, sunglasses on and the beautiful scenery en route. 

12: Estelle, Kanye West – American Boy 

Monaco is a special place with the history and glamour associated with Formula 1. I’ve only raced there once, which was in 2019, and I remember driving there with real excitement. I finished my qualifying in P1 but then had a car issue on the grid before the race started which was such a shame. I hope I’ll get another chance to race at Monaco in the future. This track takes me back to driving to Monaco that year.

13: JAY-Z, Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind

I enjoy exploring parts of the UK when I can. A few years back I drove to Wales with some friends for a few days away, and this track reminds me of the great time we had with beautiful scenery and also lots of activities to do. 

Listen to Callum Ilott’s first Spotify playlist, From Track To Track.

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