British racing driver Callum Ilott has been selected for the Motor Sports Association’s (MSA) ‘Team UK’ programme in 2018. As a member of the squad for elite drivers, as selected by the UK’s motorsport governing body, the 19-year-old will receive a tailored and scientific-based support plan as he progresses towards the sport’s top levels.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming Callum onto the MSA Academy Team UK programme,” says MSA’s Academy Manager Greg Symes. “We’ve been in touch with Callum for a number of years now and last year worked with him on our Squad programme. Based on his development the next logical step is Team UK and we look forward to working with him on a more bespoke basis as part of this.”

“I’m very happy to have been selected by the MSA,” says Ilott who will graduate to GP3 in 2018. “Alongside my place in the Ferrari Driver Academy, being part of Team UK and working closely with the coaches will help to improve me further on and off the track this season.”

The MSA Team UK National Squad is the pinnacle of the MSA Academy talent development pathway that equips the UK's most promising young drivers with the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to maximise their performance. Events include visits to F1 facilities, a pre-season training camp and outdoor pursuits and team-building challenges.