How Ferrari offered Callum Ilott what Red Bull couldn't
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How Ferrari offered Callum Ilott what Red Bull couldn't

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Last year's Formula 2 runner-up Callum Ilott could be on his way to becoming the first Briton to contest a grand prix in an Alfa Romeo since Reg Parnell in 1950. But, says Oleg Karpov, the Ferrari Driver Academy protege is having to temper his ambition at the moment – outwardly at least…

Patience. It's something Callum Ilott needs quite a bit of right now. After finishing runner-up in Formula 2 last year, the young Briton was placed on the substitutes’ bench at Alfa Romeo. In the meantime, his fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member and the main rival for last year’s F2 title, Mick Schumacher, is already racing in F1 for Haas.

Apart from occasional free practice appearances, Ilott’s 2021 programme mainly consists of three elements. Those are: waiting, hoping and learning.

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