Callum Ilott (above far right) finished a magnificent second on his Hypercar debut and racing for the first time with Hertz Team JOTA and at the Losail International Circuit near Doha in Qatar last weekend (2 Mar).

The stunning result by Ilott and team-mates Will Stevens (GB) and Norman Nato (F) not only earned the British team its maiden Hypercar podium finish but an 11-point lead in the FIA World Cup for Hypercar Teams for Hertz Team JOTA’s #12 Porsche 963.

The near 1,200-mile race which ran in darkness, under floodlights in the final stages and lasted almost 10 hours, saw the #12 Porsche in podium contention throughout.

The eight-race series resumes at Imola in Italy on 19 April.