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Callum Ilott (born 11 November 1998) is a British racing driver[1]. He is a current member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, and Sauber Junior Team by Charouz and a former member of the Red Bull Junior Team.[2]

Callum Ilott
Callum Ilott GP Macao.png
Ilott during a press conference at the 2018 Macau Grand Prix
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Born (1998-11-11) 11 November 1998 (age 20)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
GP3 Series career
Debut season2015
Current teamART Grand Prix
Car no.11
Former teamsCarlin
Van Amersfoort Racing
Starts93
Wins8
Poles12
Fastest laps12
Best finish4th in 2017
Previous series
2015Toyota Racing Series

Contents

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Ilott was one of the most successful karting drivers of his generation.[3] Making his debut in 2008, he began to impress in 2011, winning in the Formula Kart Stars and finishing third in the German Junior Karting Championship, both in KF3. The next year, 2012, he remained in KF3 with Chiesa Corse Team. In 2012, Callum puts himself in the radar at age of 13: winning the WSK Masters Series and the WSK Final Cup, and finishing runner up in the WSK Euro Series and CIK-FIA World Cup. He was selected as the youngest ever WSK Driver of the Year. In 2013 he contested in KF2 and KF machinery. Winning in KF2 th 42° Trofeo delle Industrie. In KF he won the WSK Final Cup. In 2014, with Zanardi Strakka Racing he finished fourth in the CIK-FIA World Championship, third in the WSK Champions Cup, and won the WSK Super Masters Series and the CIK-FIA European Championship.

Toyota Racing SeriesEdit

Callum Ilott made his single-seater debut in the Toyota Racing Series with ETEC Motorsport, using a helmet with the Red Bull livery, but unofficially announced as a member of the Red Bull drivers' development program.[4] He took a fourth in the seventh race, and in Taupo was the quickest in the practice sessions. In Manfeild he finished near the podium. He finished 16th in the championship, being fast in qualifying and practices but struggled for race pace. After the championship, he was confirmed as a Red Bull Racing Junior Team driver.

Formula ThreeEdit

Ilott stepped up to Formula Three in 2015, racing in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship with Carlin at age of 16. Despite being a rookie, his pace placed him as one of the title contenders before the start of the season.[5] He tested F3 machinery and Formula Renault 2.0 to accumulate experience before his Formula 3 debut.[6] In the preseason testing, Ilott made his first impressions, finishing sixth in his first collective test [7] and second in wet conditions on his second day.[8] Ilott achieved one podium at the Nürburgring, finished seventh in the Rookie Championship and twelfth in the overall standings.

For the 2016 season, Ilott switched to Van Amersfoort Racing alongside rookies Pedro Piquet, Harrison Newey and Anthoine Hubert. In the second race of the first round at Circuit Paul Ricard, Ilott took his first victory in the sport and a second victory at the Red Bull Ring resulting in an overall sixth place finish.

On 22 November 2016, Ilott was confirmed to be racing with Prema Powerteam for the 2017 season.[9] He improved to fourth in the driver standings, losing to his teammate Maximilian Günther by 39 points. Ilott won six races and finished another six races on the podium. After his 2017 FIA F3 campaign he was included to the Ferrari Driver Academy.[2]

GP2 SeriesEdit

In December 2016, Ilott tested with ART Grand Prix in the post-season test at Yas Marina.[10]

FIA Formula 2Edit

In July 2017, Ilott made his debut at the sixth round at Silverstone with Trident Racing.[11] He finished both races outside the top-ten positions.

The following year, Ilott partook in the post-season test with Trident and Charouz Racing System.[12][13]

In January 2019, the Ferrari Driver Academy announced Ilott would make a full-time switch to the championship.[14]

GP3 SeriesEdit

After GP3 Series tests at Abu Dhabi it was announced that Ilott is scheduled to race with ART Grand Prix in the 2018 GP3 Series.[15]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Carlin 33 0 0 0 1 65.5 12th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
Toyota Racing Series ETEC Motorsport 16 0 0 1 0 358 16th
2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Van Amersfoort Racing 30 2 2 3 6 226 6th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Prema Powerteam 30 6 10 9 11 344 4th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 1 0 0 N/A 15th
FIA Formula 2 Championship Trident 2 0 0 0 0 0 26th
2018 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 18 2 1 2 7 167 3rd
Macau Grand Prix Carlin 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 15 0 0 0 1 28 14th*

* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2015 Carlin Volkswagen SIL
1

10
SIL
2

19
SIL
3

9
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

5
HOC
3

10
PAU
1

11
PAU
2

15
PAU
3

16
MNZ
1

20
MNZ
2

14
MNZ
3

15
SPA
1

14
SPA
2

11
SPA
3

4
NOR
1

11
NOR
2

16
NOR
3

7
ZAN
1

11
ZAN
2

12
ZAN
3

22
RBR
1

30
RBR
2

12
RBR
3

10
ALG
1

16
ALG
2

26†
ALG
3

11
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

9
NÜR
3

8
HOC
1

15
HOC
2

11
HOC
3

5
12th 65.5
2016 Van Amersfoort Racing Mercedes LEC
1

10
LEC
2

1
LEC
3

12
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

9
HUN
3

6
PAU
1

5
PAU
2

3
PAU
3

4
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

4
RBR
3

2
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

7
NOR
3

7
ZAN
1

5
ZAN
2

3
ZAN
3

6
SPA
1

16
SPA
2

5
SPA
3

Ret
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

7
NÜR
3

4
IMO
1

15
IMO
2

Ret
IMO
3

3
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DSQ
HOC
3

Ret
6th 226
2017 Prema Powerteam Mercedes SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

2
SIL
3

1
MNZ
1

9
MNZ
2

7
MNZ
3

1
PAU
1

Ret
PAU
2

3
PAU
3

2
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

1
HUN
3

2
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

9
NOR
3

9
SPA
1

14
SPA
2

6
SPA
3

4
ZAN
1

5
ZAN
2

1
ZAN
3

19
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

3
NÜR
3

4
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

4
RBR
3

Ret
HOC
1

4
HOC
2

1
HOC
3

5
4th 344

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2017 Trident BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA

19
SIL
SPR

14
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
JER
FEA
JER
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
26th 0
2019 Sauber Junior Team by Charouz BHR
FEA

14
BHR
SPR

16
BAK
FEA

Ret
BAK
SPR

9
CAT
FEA

8
CAT
SPR

3
MON
FEA

DNS
MON
SPR

14
LEC
FEA

Ret
LEC
SPR

8
RBR
FEA

14
RBR
SPR

9
SIL
FEA

8
SIL
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

10
HUN
SPR

10
SPA
FEA

SPA
SPR

MNZ
FEA

MNZ
SPR

SOC
FEA

SOC
SPR

YMC
FEA

YMC
SPR

14th* 28*

* Season still in progress.

Complete GP3 Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2018 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA

3
CAT
SPR

7
LEC
FEA

8
LEC
SPR

1
RBR
FEA

1
RBR
SPR

6
SIL
FEA

3
SIL
SPR

5
HUN
FEA

6
HUN
SPR

2
SPA
FEA

6
SPA
SPR

3
MNZ
FEA

3
MNZ
SPR

DSQ
SOC
FEA

13
SOC
SPR

18
YMC
FEA

4
YMC
SPR

4
3rd 167

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Interview with Callum Ilott". CriaMacau©. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Ilott is first British driver to join FDA". pitpass.com. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  3. ^ Allen, Peter (18 September 2014). "Ten more karting stars to watch". Paddock Scout.
  4. ^ "Red Bull Junior Team 2015 - Drivers". 9 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Previa FIA F3 2015. Un año de grandes cambios". 18 February 2015.
  6. ^ Franczak, Andrew (9 January 2015). "Red Bull sign up Little Hadham teenage racer". Hertfordshire Mercury.
  7. ^ "Antonio Giovinazzi leads first test session of 2015". 17 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Leclerc fastest in wet star to second day of European F3 testing". 18 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Callum Ilott joins Prema for 2017 European F3 season". 22 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Callum Ilott to test for ART in Abu Dhabi". 25 November 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  11. ^ "F3 title contender Ilott to make F2 debut". 12 July 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  12. ^ "2018 POST-SEASON TEST OPENS AT YAS MARINA". November 28, 2018. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  13. ^ "2018 POST-SEASON TESTING – DAY 2: ENTRY LIST". November 29, 2018. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  14. ^ "Mick Schumacher joins the Ferrari Driver Academy". January 19, 2019. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  15. ^ Kalinauckas, Alex (4 December 2017). "Ferrari junior Ilott joins dominant GP3 team". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 4 December 2017.

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