Red Bull junior Ilott joins Van Amersfoort Racing for F3 test

British Red Bull junior Callum Ilott is testing with Van Amersfoort Racing as he weighs his options for a second season in the Formula 3 European Championship

Red Bull junior Ilott joins Van Amersfoort Racing for F3 test

The 16-year-old, who raced with Carlin this year in his rookie campaign in car racing, has joined Dutch team VAR for the first of two days of testing this week at the Nurburgring.

Ilott, whose Red Bull patronage has not been confirmed for 2016, is testing on Monday alongside two-time Brazilian F3 champion Pedro Piquet, while on Tuesday he is replaced by fellow Brit Harrison Newey, who gets another run with VAR.

Team boss Frits van Amersfoort said: "We are definitely keen on Callum, but we are not the only ones!

"Callum is a true talent and quite a hotshoe for next year, but of course a lot of it depends on Red Bull, and Dr Marko has a few more important things on his mind."

Carlin is one of four other teams at the Nurburgring, where it is joined by 2015 VAR driver Arjun Maini as well as SMP Formula 4 champion Niko Kari.

Motopark has three cars at the test, with its 2015 Euro F3 podium finisher Sergio Sette Camara and German F4 Championship runner-up Joel Eriksson running on both days.

The other Motopark car is being driven by Alessio Lorandi, who raced for VAR this season, on Monday, before T-Sport's 2015 pilot Julio Moreno takes over on Tuesday.

Hitech GP continues its testing programme with George Russell and Nikita Mazepin, while Mucke Motorsport has one car present for 15-year-old German F4 ace David Beckmann.

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