During the summer break, European Formula 3 driver Callum Ilott took some time out from his busy media schedule to visit Ansible Motion.
Here, he talks to sponsors Badger GP about his experiences:
BT sport – who cover Formula 3 – asked me to do some filming with them about my season so far. It included a visit to Strakka Racing, who I raced for in karting in 2014.
Next up was more filming but this time at Ansible Motion. These clever guys, based in Norfolk, make very high end simulators, including for three F1 teams. Ansible’s founder, Kia Cammaerts, used to work for McLaren and Lotus and has previously designed an F1 gearbox.
I’ve not always rated sims up until trying that one. And often dismissed them, but I think I’ve been too hasty!! That’s because most of them just don’t have the feel that I’m used to in the car, but I have to say the Ansible sim was really good.
The team setup the car and I chose to do some prep for my next race at Spa the following weekend. Under braking for La Source, it actually felt realistic which is rare on a sim from my experience.
We were filming for ITV Anglia with GT driver Alexander Sims. We were both racing at Spa the following weekend and he went on to win his race, the 24 Hours. Well done mate!
Next up for me is a bit of holiday so I’ll sign off here. But I’ll be back out flying the Badger colours at the Nürburgring next month.