Formula 2 runner-up Callum Ilott had had multiple opportunities to get into an F1 car in recent months: the test at the end of last September, the young drivers test with Alfa Romeo in Abu Dhabi and the Ferrari one a week ago. in Fiorano. With his good performance in the lower category in 2020 and the good work in the tests in which he had participated, Ferrari had offered him the role of test driver for Scuderia Ferrari from this 2021 season onwards. Although he did not have the possibility of making the jump to the highest category, he will now have an important role within the Italian team. Mattia Binotto says his young FDA talent may be present at some Grand Prix training, either at Haas or Alfa Romeo. We remember that Callum had been able to ride in the Eifel GP with Haas, but the unfavorable weather prevented him from doing so.
First real filming in GP Free
“We have Mick [Schumacher] at Haas beginning his experience in Formula 1. We still have young drivers competing in Formula 2, like Robert Shwartzman and Callum Ilott, who will be our test driver in the simulator and will be in free practice “, the Swiss manager had stated in collected words. on the official page of F1.