Impressive Formula 2 rookie Callum Ilott will join the UNI-Virtuosi Racing team for the 2020 season.
British-born driver Ilott joins the Norfolk based UNI-Virtuosi squad following a debut season where he took two podium finishes and 1 pole position with two reverse grid poles, regularly running at the front end of the field in his first season in the category.
He has previously earned strong results in the GP3 Series and European Formula 3, while he heads to this weekend’s season finale at Abu Dhabi. Ilott is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy.
Ilott joins the UNI Virtuosi squad looking to build on a strong first year in the category, where it still has a chance to win the F2 teams’ championship at Abu Dhabi. Helped by current drivers Guanyu Zhou – who could become the rookie champion this weekend – and Luca Ghiotto, who is aiming for second overall in the drivers’ championship.
A further announcement about the team’s second driver will be made in due course.
“I’m really excited to be joining UNI-Virtuosi for 2020! I believe this is the best place for me to fight for the championship title as winning is in the team’s DNA and I share the same hunger for success. The professionalism within the team, from the management to the mechanics, is second to none and it’s easy to see why they’re always mentioned in the fight for the championship. The three-day test is the perfect opportunity for me to get to know the team and get up to speed, so when we arrive in Bahrain for the first race we can hit the ground running.”
“We're very happy to welcome Callum to our team and we are looking forward to working with him. He is a very talented driver and showed the paddock this year just how naturally gifted he is.
“Callum’s progress through his maiden season showcased his skill and dedication, and we think that he has the maturity and speed in order to fight for the title in 2020.”