Callum Ilott is a twenty-two year old British driver who is a member of the Ferrari driver academy who currently races with UNI-Virtuosi in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. The former Red Bull Junior currently sits at second in the standings behind Prema’s Mick Schumacher.
Ilott’s racing history has always held a positive growth. All the way from starting his karting career in 2008, he’s constantly improved as a driver. In 2010, Ilott took his first karting podium in the Cop Campeones Trophy Cadet where he finished 3rd. He then went on to take his first win in 2011 at the KF3 Formula Kart Stars, followed by another third that same year at the German Junior Kart Championship. His winning streak continued into 2012 where he took first in the KF3 41 Trofeo Delle Industrie, the KF3 WSK Final Cup and the KF3 WSK Master Series, accompanied by second in the CIK-FIA World Cup for KF3 and the KF3 WSK Euro Series. 2013 was another positive year for Ilott as he took wins in both the KF2 42 Trofeo Delle Industrie and the KF WSK Final Cup. The winning pattern continued into his final year in karting as he went onto win the 2014 CIK-FIA European KF Championship and the KF WSK Super Master Series with a further third in the KF WSK Champions Cup.
Ilott went straight to Formula 3 where he debuted in single seaters with Carlin. He joined the team at the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Masters of Formula 3 and the Macau Gran Prix. He took a podium in his rookie year at the European Championship to take 12th in the standings. Ilott also went on to finish 8th in the Masters while he didn’t finish his first round at Macau. In that same year, he also joined ETEC Motorsport in the Toyota Racing Series where he finished 16th. The following year, he returned to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Van Amersfoort where he took two wins and a further four podiums to finish 6th in the standings. He also joined the team in the Masters of Formula 3 where he finished 4th and the Macau Grand Prix where he finished 5th.
He returned for his final year in the FIA Formula 3 European but this time, with Prema Powerteam. He took six wins and a further five podiums to finish 4th in the standings. He returned to Macau that year with the team and finished 15th. This was the same year that Ilott debuted in Formula 2.
Despite his debut, Ilott returned to the GP3 Series with ART in 2018 where he took two win and a further five podiums to finish the championship in 3rd. He also returned to Macau once again with Carlin where he finished 7th. He continued to race in Macau for 2019 with Sauber Junior Team by Charouz where he finished 6th.
2019 marked the year that Ilott completed his first full year in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. he joined Sauber for his first year where he took two podiums and finished 11th in the standings. Ilott is now in his second full year of the support, joined by UNI-Virtuosi, where he looks to graduate out at the end of the year. He currently sits at 2nd with three wins and three further podiums. With only two more rounds to go; will Ilott be able to take the Championship title from his fellow FDA Driver?
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