The team Ferrari seemed to have everything ready to start the 2021 season of the Formula 1. The Italian team already had its two drivers for next year, since Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz they were going to take over driving the Maranello car, yet one piece of the gear is missing: the test driver.
This Wednesday it was confirmed that Callum ilott will be the reserve driver of the Ferrari team for the 2021 season. Through social networks, the team announced that the 22-year-old English driver will join Robert Shwartzman already Antonio Fuoco in the staff of test drivers. However, the Brit will not be part of the grid, at least for now.
A few weeks ago, Ilott lost the championship of the Formula 2 before Michael Schumacher. The former pilot of the second category, claimed that he had the chances and the aptitudes to ascend to Formula 1. However, the dollars and the publicity of Nikita Mazepin they took the place in the team Haas. The Russian will be Schumacher’s teammate in 2021. “I only lost the championship by 14 points. I can always give reasons why, but I don’t want to make excuses. I feel like if you’re in the top three or top two, you shouldn’t have to prove yourself again, ”Ilott said.
The British driver pointed out that despite not reaching Formula 1, this is a great step in his career. “I am very happy to join Scuderia Ferrari as their test driver starting next year. I look forward to contributing to the work the team does on and off the track, but I also know that in taking on this exciting new challenge there are new things I can learn.
“I will do my best to do a good job and gain as much experience as possible to continue progressing as a driver. I would like to thank the Ferrari Driver Academy and Scuderia Ferrari for this great opportunity and their support. It has been an honor to be part of your program for the past three years and I am grateful to be able to continue this journey together, “concluded Ilott
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