Callum Ilott will remain in the NTT IndyCar Series with Juncos Hollinger Racing competing for a full season in 2022.
Ilott moved across from Europe in GT Racing to make his IndyCar debut with JCR for the final three rounds of the 2021 campaign in the No.77 Chevrolet.
Ilott will also get his first taste of oval racing in five of the 17 rounds of the 2022 campaign, including the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 – once he has completed the mandatory Rookie Orientation Program.
The Briton has adapted well and jumped straight on the pace during his first two IndyCar outings and Portland and Laguna Seca.
“Coming into the final weekend of our three-race run on the west coast, it’s great to announce that I will be continuing next year with Juncos Hollinger Racing for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season,” said Ilott.
“Obviously we have had a steep learning curve here the last few races to try to put everything together. We have had some real positives and know the things we need to work on.
“Knowing what Ricardo Juncos and Brad Hollinger have in place for next season and especially over the winter of what we can do in testing,
“I definitely feel we can put ourselves in a great position to start off the 2022 season strong. I look forward to continuing the work that we are doing and heading into the winter to start a new journey over here and I would like to thank the Ferrari Driver Academy for allowing me to take this opportunity.”
Team owner Ricardo Juncos has been impressed with Ilott’s adaptability and is keen to see how well he will develop with the team over the 2022 campaign.
“We are very pleased to announce Callum to the team full time for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season,” added Juncos.
“His maturity, speed on track, and feedback is surprisingly good for being 22 years old. We were very impressed with his feedback and the physical condition of Callum after Laguna.
“After a long tough race at Laguna, he got out of the car not even showing any signs of fatigue. Considering Laguna was a full green flag race, Callum proved to be in incredible shape.
“We know we are not the fastest car on the track and have a lot of developing to do, but Callum pushes himself to get everything out of the car and has shown great speed.
“Over the past few weeks, Callum has shown us he is the right driver for our full-time run next year, so we are thrilled to have him join our program full time.”