This weekend the Grand Prix of Portugal of the Formula 1. However, a few hours ago it was confirmed that a new rider will make his debut in the top flight. In the first round of free practice this Friday, Callum ilott will say present in the Alfa Romeo from Kimi raikkonen. This was confirmed by the Italian team itself.
Ilott was one of the protagonists of the 2020 Formula 1 Championship, which finally had as champion Mick schumacher. Despite that, Ilott was one of the candidates to take one of the Haas team seats, after confirming that both Romain grosjean What Kevin Magnussen they would leave the structure. Finally the team opted for the financial support of Nikita mazepin.
This Tuesday it was confirmed that Ilott will be present in the Alfa Romeo car in free practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix. It will not only be this Friday, since the current pilot of the category GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup He was confirmed as a reserve driver for the Italian team, and will be able to replace one of the starting drivers.
The team and the pilot himself confirmed the news through an official statement on social networks. «I am very happy to join the team for this season and I would like to thank Alfa Romeo Racing and the Ferrari Drivers Academy for the trust they have placed in me. I can’t wait to get in the car and help the team, ”he said.
On the other hand, he assured that his experience serves to reach the highest category. “The two sessions that I have had with the team in the last two years have been useful to get used to the way a Formula 1 team works. I am sure that I can start at full speed in my new role as reserve driver” .
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