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Callum Ilott to race in the IndyCar series at Portland

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Ferrari Driver Academy member Callum Ilott has announced he will make his IndyCar debut next week at Portland.

The 22-year-old was the runner-up of the 2021 Formula 2 season and is linked with the Ferrari Driver Academy. Ilott is currently racing with Iron Lynx in the GT World Challenge as well as being a test driver for Scuderia Ferrari. The Brit is also a reserve driver for Alfa Romeo and one of the main names connected with a potential F1 seat for 2022.

Next week, Ilott announced he will debut in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Juncos Hollinger Racing at Portland International Raceway. The Ferrari junior said in the official press release: “I am pleased and excited to be announcing I will be racing with Juncos Hollinger Racing at Portland. This will be my first time in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and running in the United States, which will be a bit of a change from running on the European side. I am looking forward to working with the team during this first phase of their development and am proud to be a part of this opportunity to build into their future embarkment. I would like to thank the Ferrari Driver Academy for allowing me to take this opportunity and for Ricardo Juncos and Brad Hollinger for bringing me on board the team.”

Team owner Ricardo Juncos is “very excited to welcome Callum Ilott to the Juncos Hollinger Racing family. Callum brings a lot of experience and incredible talent to the team. We are confident that he will transition well into the NTT INDYCAR SERIES when we get on track for our final test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course tomorrow before making our official debut together at Portland next week.”

Ilott is the latest of many young talents emerging from the feeder series to get closer to American motorsport. Romain Grosjean, Marcus Ericsson, and Christian Lundgaard are some of the European drivers who tested or raced in IndyCar to which Ilott adds, signaling a possible shift towards the States of motorsport.

Headline Image: Juncos Hollinger Racing

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