Ferrari F1 Graduate Callum Ilott Teases Huge News ‘Coming Soon’ Amid Alfa Romeo Links

Published 08/30/2021, 9:23 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 27, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen during practice REUTERS/Johanna Geron


Alfa Romeo test driver Callum Illot has been vying for the seat at the team for next season. The current drivers, Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen, run out of contract at the end of the season. And it is believed that the team could replace either one or both drivers for the next season.

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Could Callum Ilott join Alfa Romeo for the 2022 season?

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Illot finished second in the F2 championship behind Mick Schumacher in the 2020s season but failed to secure a seat. The Ferrari Academy driver joined the Swiss team as their test and third driver for the 2021 season.

Illot wrote in his post,” After a fairly disappointing GP, don’t fear, I have some news coming soon 🧐” 

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The announcement may be regarding his potential move to Alfa Romeo F1 for the 2022 season.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – JULY 19: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Prema Racing speaks with Callum Illot of Great Britain and UNI-Virtuosi Racing after a press conference following the sprint race for the Formula 2 Championship at Hungaroring on July 19, 2020, in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Illot had earlier mentioned that he was confident that he will race in F1 for the 2022 season. “I still think I’m in a very, very good position. Yes, I have to wait a year. I’ve seen people wait for two. The focus is still on doing the best job as possible on the GT side, and the FP1 side, and then hopefully an opportunity may present itself,” said Ilott.

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It would be interesting to see whose Alfa Romeo seat he takes, if at all.

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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