Ilott to participate in Portimao FP1 as Alfa Romeo F1 reserve

Ilott, who’s racing within the GT World Direct of affairs Europe Endurance Cup for the Iron Lynx workforce, will step into the Alfa Romeo C41 for the outlet apply session at Portimao – despite the fact that it has but to be disclosed whether or not he’ll change Kimi Raikkonen or Antonio Giovinazzi within the session. 

The British driver will doubtless be part of conventional reserve Robert Kubica in ending duties for Alfa Romeo, particularly at races when Kubica isn’t any longer imprint because of completely totally different commitments. 

Having pushed for Alfa Romeo in closing one year’s post-season F1 verify at Abu Dhabi, Ilott has prior trip with the Sauber-inch workforce and can “want half in a sequence of FP1 classes” for the workforce this one year. 

Ilott furthermore examined for the workforce in 2019 on the Barcelona circuit, and have become furthermore because of make an FP1 search for Haas within the waste one year’s Eifel Sizable Prix earlier than inclement local weather arrange a damper on any working in that session. 

“I’m in truth comfortable to be becoming a member of the workforce for this season and I’d like to thank Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and the Ferrari Driver Academy for the idea they’ve arrange in me,” talked about Ilott.  

“The 2 classes I had with the workforce within the closing two years had been extraordinarily mandatory in getting me accustomed to the diagram by which a Method One workforce works and I’m assured I can hit the underside working in my unique function as certainly one of many reserve drivers at Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN.  

“I can’t wait to be within the auto and abet the workforce proceed its progress.” 

Callum Ilott, UNI-Virtuosi leads Robert Shwartzman, Prema Racing

Picture by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Footage

Ilott carried out as runner-up in closing season’s Method 2 standings, ending within the assist of fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member Mick Schumacher – as a result of the German earned a step as much as F1 with the Haas workforce. 

Ahead of that, Ilott carried out third normal in GP3 in 2018 and stepped as much as F2 with the Charouz Racing Plot workforce – which then had an affiliation with the Sauber junior program. 

He moved to the UNI-Virtuosi workforce to contest the title closing one year, ending 14 features within the assist of champion Schumacher and one degree sure of AlphaTauri F1 driver Yuki Tsunoda. 

“I’m delighted to welcome Callum to our workforce,” talked about Alfa Romeo workforce indispensable Fred Vasseur. 

“His race in the middle of the junior sequence has been a intrepid one and he’s little doubt certainly one of many mandatory proficient younger drivers coming in the middle of the ranks.  

“He has labored with us earlier than, each time leaving a long-lasting affect because of his work ethic and lustrous options, and I in truth have no question he’ll be a very sure addition to Robert Kubica, who will doubtless be unavailable on varied events because of his completely totally different racing programmes.  

“Callum can have a busy programme and we’re ready to’t wait to guage him on monitor once more this weekend.”

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