Callum Ilott, now 20, is one of Britain’s upcoming young driving talents, selected in late 2017 by Ferrari to join its driver development programme, the Ferrari Driver Academy. Callum has been retained again for 2019 in Ferrari’s Academy and has been selected to lead the Sauber Junior Team by Charouz in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
At 12, he won his first British national karting championship and just one year later dominated the international under 15s KFJ category with multiple championship wins. Aged 15, Callum’s championship wins included the senior CIK-FIA European Karting Championship.
Aged 16, Callum progressed directly from karts to F3 as a Red Bull Junior to race in the FIA F3 European Championship. In 2016, Callum won his first races in FIA F3 and in 2017, the BRDC SuperStar drove for Prema, winning seven F3 races including the qualifying race at the Macau GP.
In GP3 in 2018, with ART, Callum took two wins with podiums at seven consecutive race weekends, finishing 3rd overall in his rookie season. Alongside his racing Callum is an experienced driver coach and simulator driver, with a broad experience of the leading Driver-in-the-Loop simulation platforms.