Callum Ilott, a British driver, is set to get a first-hand experience of Formula 1 at the Portuguese Grand Prix this weekend. He has been announced as a reserve driver for Alfa Romeo.
The 22-year-old will be participating in the opening practice session in Portimao on Friday.
Ilott is known for being runner-up to Mick Schumacher in the Formula Two championship last season. He is also a test driver for Ferrari.
He is expected to be involved in a series of practice sessions with Alfa Romeo this season.
“I’m very happy and I can’t wait to start working with the team,” said Ilott.
“I’d like to thank Alfa Romeo and the Ferrari Driver Academy for having made this possible, as I think nothing can replace the experience one can gain from spending a race weekend in the pit garage.”
Ilott was supposed to participate in his first practice session for Haas last year during the Eifel GP in Nurburgring. But the running was called off due to bad weather.
He will be the fourth Brit on the grid after Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, McLaren’s Lando Norris and the Williams driver George Russell.
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