Ilott had a test trip with the Hinwil squad in Barcelona last May and recently took part in a Ferrari F1 test in a 2018 car at Fiorano in preparation for a scheduled FP1 session with Haas. should serve at the Eifel GP in October only in bad weather to cancel the day’s run.
Mick Schumacher, who was supposed to drive for Alfa Romeo at the Eifel GP in FP1, is expected to be behind the wheel of a Haas in Abu Dhabi as he moves to the US team next year.
Ilott is fighting for the 2020 Formula 2 title after taking three wins and four pole positions in an impressive second season in the category.
He is currently in second place in the championship, 22 points behind Schumacher, only the two upcoming Bahrain races.
“I’m really looking forward to being back in the car in Abu Dhabi and I’m grateful to Alfa Romeo Racing and the Ferrari Driver Academy for this opportunity,” said the 22-year-old.
“Every chance to drive a Formula 1 car is important: It is an opportunity to expand my experience, not just in the cockpit, but also in working with the team: the engineers and crew are among the best of the world World and there is so much to do learn from them so I’ll make sure it counts. “
“Callum is one of the most promising young drivers crossing the ranks, as demonstrated by his performance in Formula 2 this year,” said Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur.
“He was unlucky when he missed the chance to show his skills last month when the FP1 at the Nürburgring was canceled, so he absolutely deserved his outing with the team in Abu Dhabi.
“His attitude and work ethic made a very positive impression on the team when he tested with us last year and we are very much looking forward to testing with him in Abu Dhabi.”
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