Ilott to make IndyCar debut with team Juncos Hollinger RaceFans
Alfa Romeo reserve driver and Ferrari Driver Academy member Callum Ilott will take part in the last three IndyCar events this year for Juncos Hollinger.
Ilott came second behind Mick Schumacher in the 2020 Formula 2 title but has not had a consistent racing schedule since. He drove Alfa Romeo’s first tests at the Portuguese Grand Prix and last month raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Iron Lynx, in a Ferrari GT.
As reported by RaceFans, it seems likely that Ilott will miss a seat at Alfa Romeo for the 2022 season.
Ilott announced today that he will join the relaunched Juncos Hollinger IndyCar team, which will return to the series at the Portland Grand Prix next weekend, after completing final tests. With three events remaining on this year’s IndyCar calendar, Juncos Hollinger aims to field the 77 Chevrolet motor car before starting a full-time campaign for 2022.
“I am happy and excited to announce that I will be racing with Juncos Hollinger Racing in Portland,” Ilott said in connection with the announcement. “It will be my first time in IndyCar and I will be racing in the United States, which will be a little different from racing on the European side.”
He confirmed that he had received permission from the Ferrari Driver Academy to join Juncos Hollinger. “I look forward to working with the team during this first phase of their development and I am proud to be a part of this opportunity to build their future embarkation. I would like to thank the Ferrari Driver Academy for allowing me to seize this opportunity and Ricardo Juncos and Brad Hollinger for making me part of the team.
Although Juncos is a household name in IndyCar, having raced in the 2017 Indy 500 series until the end of 2019. Juncos Hollinger is a revived initiative, joined by former Williams board member, Brad Hollinger, as well as Ricardo Juncos.
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