Weekend Preview: Ilott and Hughes commence 2020 in Austria


Who’s in action?


Callum Ilott Austria FIA Formula Two Round One

Jake Hughes Austria FIA Formula Three Round One


Preview: 03 - 05 July 2020


This weekend marks the first round of the Formula One season and in doing so, also marks the commencement of the #RoadToF1 feeder championships with Callum Ilott and Jake Hughes getting their campaigns started at the Red Bull Ring, Austria.


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Callum Ilott - FIA Formula Two, Round One, Austria


Callum Ilott returns to the FIA Formula Two grid this year for his sophomore year in the championship. Finishing 11th in the standings last year, and as the highest placed Ferrari Driver Academy member, Ilott will be looking to get his campaign off to a strong start as he has his sights firmly set on the championship title.


This weekend will be Callum’s first race with his new team after he joined the Norfolk-based, UNI-Virtuosi Racing squad to partner Guanyu Zhou in what is being dubbed the strongest driver line-up on the grid in 2020.


“I’m really excited to be back in the paddock this week and to be working with the Virtuosi team on our first race weekend together. The aim this weekend is to get off to as best of a start as possible and leave no points on the table. The grid is ultra-competitive this year but I’m ready for the challenge and can’t wait to hit the track for the first time.”

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Jake Hughes - FIA Formula Three, Round One, Austria


Jake Hughes returns to the FIA Formula Three Championship for his second year with the HWA RACELAB team. The highest-placed returnee from 2019, Hughes will be looking to put his experience to good use this weekend and replicate the race-winning form that saw him reach the top step on his previous two trips to the Red Bull Ring.


“After the delayed start to the season, it feels fantastic to finally be able to say that it's race week again! To kick the season off in Austria is a real confidence boost for myself and the team as this is where we picked up our first-ever win in the championship last year. I've always recorded good results on my trips to the Red Bull Ring so the aim for this weekend is to hit the ground running and get the season off to a strong start.“


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Timetable

(TIMES ARE BST)


Friday


FIA F3 FREE PRACTICE 08:35 - 09:20

FIA F2 FREE PRACTICE 11:55 - 12:40

FIA F3 QUALIFYING 13:05 - 13:35

FIA F2 QUALIFYING 16:00 - 16:30


Saturday


FIA F3 RACE ONE 09:25 - 10:05

FIA F2 FEATURE RACE 15:45 - 16:45


Sunday


FIA F3 RACE TWO 08:45 - 09:25

FIA F2 FEATURE RACE 10:10 - 10:55




Where to watch?


FIA F3 All sessions live on Sky Sports F1 and F1TV

FIA F2 All sessions live on Sky Sports F1 and F1TV





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