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Le Mans 24-hour race: Formula One Ferrari test driver and Alfa Romeo reserve driver Callum Ilott helps #80 Iron Lynx car come third in class




Callum Ilott stepped onto the podium when he made his Le Mans 24-hour race debut as he helped his team come third in their class.

The former Bishop's Stortford College student raced alongside Italian pair Matteo Cressoni and Rino Mastronardi in the #80 Iron Lynx Ferrari at the Sarthe Circuit.

Ilott, who is a Ferrari test driver and reserve driver for Alfa Romeo in Formula One, and his colleagues successfully completed 338 laps to finish third in the GTE Am category behind the #83 AF Corse Ferrari and the #33 TF Sport Aston Martin. Their efforts put them 27th overall.

Taking to Twitter after the race, Ilott, 22, said: "Podium at Le Mans!!! What a race, an amazing debut, big thanks to Iron Lynx for this incredible opportunity."

Toyoto maintained their recent dominance of the famous endurance race by triumphing for the fourth year in a row.

The Japanese manufacturer's two hypercars finished first and second, with Britain's Mike Conway, Japan's Kamui Kobayashi and Argentina's Jose Maria Lopez finishing two laps clear in the #7 G10 car.



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