Alfa and the Ferrari Driver Academy have confirmed that the Formula 2 rookie will complete 1 day in the Alfa Romeo C38 at the Barcelona circuit, subsequent to the Spanish Grand Prix, after Mick Schumacher pushes to the group in Bahrain.
This fulfills part of the group ’therefore requirement to field 2 ‘beginner ’ drivers around half its four days of official testing during the season.
Schumacher is likely to make his contemporary F1 introduction next week by driving for Ferrari and Alfa across a two-day tyre test in Bahrain, with driven his seven-time world champion father Michael’s 1994 Benetton in a demonstration series a couple of years ago.
The Barcelona test will indicate GP3 race winner Ilott’s very first possibility to drive the F1 car on-track.
“It is in our team’s DNA to identify and nurture young talents.
“Mick and Callum are perfect samples of determined and proficient racers who deserve to be awarded the chance to consider the next steps in their own livelihood.
“Collaborating with two such promising drivers is very good news for all of us, and we look forward to working together.”
Schumacher combined the FDA for the present season while Ilott has been around Ferrari’s books since 2017, having previously been endorsed by RedBull.
Current Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc is your initial FDA graduate to have now been promoted into the Maranello team.
Ferrari team leader Mattia Binotto said the testing opportunities for Schumacher and Ilott might be”very useful at this point in their career”.