(Motorsport-Complete.com) – Not only Mick Schumacher, also his Formula 2 competitor Callum Ilott will celebrate his Formula 1 debut at the Huge Prix of the Eifel in the first free coaching on Friday . The Briton, currently second behind Schumacher in the Formula 2 overall standings, is allowed in the VF – 20 from Haas take a seat.
Callum Ilott completed the first free coaching in the Eifel for Haas Zoom Download
To get in the mood, he was already able to ride the Ferrari racer from 2018 a few kilometers
on the racetrack in Fiorano unwind. Schumacher and his Formula 2 team-mate Robert Schwarzman were also there.
But it won’t get really serious until next Friday. Haas team boss Günther Steiner reveals: “The program will be the same as it would be for one of our regular drivers. Maybe we will tell him to be a little more careful when he drives out there, because rain is forecast at the moment.”
Otherwise, stick with the conventional FT1 program and try to support the newcomer as much as possible, “because we know that for a driver who is in a formula during his first weekend session -1 car is sitting, a lot of pressure, a lot of unknowns, “says Steiner.
He assures: “We don’t look so much at the time, but at his consistency and the recommendations that he can give the crew. We don’t judge a driver according to the direct speed, because 90 Minutes are not a long time to run in a car like a Formula 1 To sit in the car. “
The focus is on” that we get recommendations and that he has a good experience with united states of America “, Steiner explains. It will be Ilott’s first time in a Haas. Apart from the recent Take a look at in the Ferrari, the 21 – year-olds during the Barcelona test 2020 also at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo C 38.