Callum Ilott Moves from IndyCar to WEC, Joins Hertz Team Jota Line-Up
Callum Illot with Juncos Hollinger Racing. 2023. Photo courtesy: IndyCar Media.

Following Callum Ilott’s late split from Juncos Hollinger Racing, the young Briton joins Hertz Team Jota, the Porsche 963 customer team, to contest the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Hypercar 2024 season, the outfit announced on Monday.

Former Ferrari Academy (FDA) member Callum Illot has landed a full-season seat to race for Hertz Team Jota in the Hypercar class at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) next year.

I am so excited to be racing a Porsche in the top class with Hertz Team JOTA. I had a two-day test recently, and the car felt great and was enjoyable to drive,” Ilott outlined.

Adding: “I’ve been ultra-impressed with the team; they’re incredibly professional, and I already know that with the Porsche, we’re going to be challenging for top results next season and hopefully success at Le Mans itself.”

The No. 12 LMDh Porsche 963 Hypercar driver line-up will feature experienced endurance driver Will Stevens, Frenchman Norman Nato, and Illot at the wheel throughout the championship’s eight-race international calendar set to kick off in Doha, Qatar, early in March at Lusail International Circuit.

The announcement comes two months after Illot and Juncos Hollinger Racing (JHR) agreed to part ways late in October, concluding a two-season partnership in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

A few days later, the Argentine-American team welcomed former F1 driver Romain Grosjean to the squad, replacing Illot behind the wheel of the No. 77 Dallara-Chevrolet, partnering with Argentine driver Agustin Canapino, retained for a second season.

In 2021, the 25-year-old from Cambridge acted as reserve driver in Formula One for Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and Scuderia Ferrari, making his series IndyCar debut with JHR in the last three races of the North American series.

Moreover, he drove for the Iron Lynx team, competing in five rounds of the GT World Challenge Endurance Cup series alongside Antonio Fuoco and Davide Rigon at the wheel of the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020, acquiring valuable experience in endurance racing.

In 2020, he finished the FIA Formula 2 championship second in the drivers overall standings with UNI-Virtuosi Racing, only behind champion Mick Schumacher.

Next, a new career chapter begins for the talented and eclectic driver, who is open to IndyCar opportunities that might present over the year.

Cecilia demartini
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Cecilia is a writer and journalist, passionate about motorsport and tennis.Her articles are published in newspapers and international online publications.

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