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Ferrari F1 test driver Callum Ilott to race in 2021 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup

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Callum Ilott is to race for Ferrari in this year's GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup.

The former Bishop's Stortford College pupil, who is the Italian manufacturer's new Formula 1 test driver, will compete for the Iron Lynx squad.

Ilott, 22, who was runner-up behind Mick Schumacher in his final Formula 2 campaign in 2020, will share a Ferrari 488 GT3 with Ferrari F1 development driver Antonio Fuoco.

Callum Ilott
Callum Ilott

The colleagues, both members of the Ferrari Driver Academy, will be partnered by Davide Rigon as the company looks to defend the drivers' title it won last year.

Pier Guidi will be joined in the sister entry by fellow factory driver Nicklas Nielsen and Frenchman Come Ledogar.

Ilott, who has never driven a GT car, said on Twitter: "Very excited to debut in GT World Challenge Europe with Iron Lynx for this year.

"Definitely something different to what I'm used to but that's all part of the challenge. Thank you to the Ferrari Driver Academy and Competizioni GT for making this happen."

The 2021 season will officially launch with two days of testing at Circuit Paul Ricard in France on March 25 and 26 before the opening race at Monza in Italy over the weekend of April 16-18.

Ilott also attended Heath Mount and Haileybury schools in East Herts after leaving Bishop's Stortford College. His family still live in the Hadhams.

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