Callum Ilott, currently the second-placed driver in the overall Formula 2 championship standings, will take part in a free Formula 1 training session for the first time on Friday. However, despite this, Haas team boss Guenther Steiner, who recently said he has a large number of candidates for driving positions in 2021, says Ilott is not on that list of candidates, at least not at the moment.
Callum Ilott will probably have to wait for his Formula 1 adventure despite his talent "He is not on our list because he is a Ferrari driver. I don’t know what they will do with it, what their plans are, and so on.
That's why it's not on our list at the moment, ”explains Steiner. “I respect him a lot because he’s second in F2, which means he’s pretty good. I met him briefly this morning, and we will have a meeting in the afternoon, so I will be able to learn more about him.
” "I am very honest, he is not on our list now. It may be tomorrow, but I can't know. He certainly won’t depend on the result in tomorrow’s first workout unless he does something he shouldn’t have done at all.
He will certainly not be on our list if he breaks the car. "
Haas has yet to make any decision on the driving lineup for next season. The current drivers in the game are certainly Grosjean and Magnussen, free drivers Perez and Hülkenberg, and then the young men from Ferrari's junior drive enter the story.
He still did not want to reveal or say who he could be, but it is certain that the Haas team has many names on that list and that there are discussions about who could come to the team. However, Steiner managed to skip such a topic in a joking tone and did not want to reveal anything related to such an issue to the press.
“My comment about drivers is that we get to that. Take it easy because it’s not an easy task, but we get to it. I don’t want to go into details now how many names are on our list. We have been dealing with this for two months now and as soon as we know, we will publish.
I hope it won't take long, for you and for me, so you stop harassing me, "Guenther told reporters in a joking tone.