(Motorsport-Total.com) – Callum Ilott is promoted to Formula 1, but not in the role of a regular driver. As Ferrari announced after the Young Driver Check in Abu Dhabi , Ilott will be 2021 join the traditional Italian team as a test driver.

Callum Ilott

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Ferrari Junior Callum Ilott will be in the season 2021 Ferrari test driver Zoom Obtain

“I am very pleased on doing my part on and off the track, “says Ilott. Became once resonates, but has not yet been confirmed: Ilott could also get driving experience in a Formula 1 car.

He himself expects “to learn new things” and says he wants ” Give everything to do a good job and to gain as much experience as possible so that I can develop myself as a driver. “

Callum Ilott

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Callum Ilott at the Young Driver Check in Abu Dhabi in Alfa Romeo C 39 Zoom Obtain

Ilott had previously announced that he would not compete in Formula 2 for another year. The championship in the junior class had Ilott 2020 lost to Mick Schumacher and finished second overall. ( Call up the final result in the table here! )

Like Schumacher, Ilott belongs to the Ferrari Academy for young drivers and therefore took part in the Young Driver Check in Abu Dhabi for Ferrari customer team Alfa Romeo.

He expressly thanks Ferrari for “this great probability” and for the support. “It is an honor to have been in the junior program for three years and I am delighted that our journey together continues.”

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