Callum Ilott has confirmed he will not be racing with Haas in Formula 1 next season.
As a member of Ferrari's driver academy, and given Haas' links with the Scuderia, Ilott has long been in the running for promotion from F2.
But the 22-year-old Briton has revealed on social media he will not be joining a team that is due to field an all-new driver line-up with Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen leaving at the end of the season.
“It is time I announce that I have been told I will not be racing F1 in 2021,” said Ilott. “Obviously, I have known this for a couple [of] weeks now.
“I am disappointed, but I will just work harder and do what it takes to make sure it happens in 2022. Anyway, I have a championship I want to win.”
Ilott goes into the final two races of the F2 season in Bahrain trailing championship leader Mick Schumacher by 14 points.
Schumacher is almost certain to join Haas, even if he fails to clinch the F2 title, and is expected to be partnered by Nikita Mazepin, who is currently third in the standings, albeit 43 points adrift.
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