The world’s most prestigious automotive brand, Ferrari, has signed the Briton as its official F1 test driver in 2021.
And Callum’s talent has also earned the 22-year-old official third driver status with the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team for the current F1 season.
Being offered a driving role by two different teams is incredibly rare in F1. But it illustrates how highly regarded Callum is among motorsport’s talent spotters.
Blisteringly fast on the track, and approachable and likeable off it, Callum is an F1 star in the making.
A natural talent. A passion for competition. Head-turning speed. An unshakable belief. A determination to be world champion.
From the moment he became British Karting Champion in 2011, Callum has maximised his skills to succeed where other drivers often fail.
Success in international karting, the FIA F3 European Championship and the GP3 Series has shaped Callum into a formidable competitor and finishing runner-up in the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship was a fitting way for him to reach the top of the junior formulae ladder.
The next target in Callum’s sights is a full-time F1 race seat in 2022 – a fitting reward for more than a decade of unimaginably hard work, untold sacrifices and never being afraid to take risks.
What’s your full name?
Callum Benjamin Ilott
When’s your birthday?
November 11th 1998
Tall or small?
Average – 1.78m
A healthy 62kg
Away from the track?
I enjoy swimming, skiing and mountain biking
Spaghetti Bolognese – handy when you drive for Ferrari!
To wash it down?
Best race tracks?
Nürburgring and Macau
Road car of choice?
LaFerrari and Quadrifoglio
Your best race performance?
Karting World Cup in 2014, charging from P32 to P4