F2 Champ, Drugovich AM’s reserve

Felipe Drugovich will become one of Aston Martin’s reserve drivers after the team announced the newly-crowned 2022 Formula 2 Champion as the first member of their Driver Development Programme.

The Brazilian is expected to substitute in for Lance Stroll in FP1 at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the will also be taking part in the Young Driver Test as Yas Marina the week after.

Looking at 2023, Drugovich will be testing Aston Martin’s 2021 AMR21 car and attend Grand Prix as part of their AMF1 Driver Development Programme – the teams new junior academy.

Becoming a member of the AMF1 Driver Development Programme is a fantastic opportunity for me – and only adds to what has been an extremely enjoyable and successful 2022 season. Winning in Formula 2 has long been regarded as the best possible launchpad into a career in Formula 1, and I see my role at AMF1 as giving me all the tools to take that crucial next step. For me, 2023 will be a learning curve: I will be working with the F1 team, but my primary goal is to learn and develop as a driver. I hope that will give me an opportunity to race in Formula 1 in the future.

Felipe Drugovich on his news.

Felipe has shown incredible talent, determination, and consistency to win this year’s FIA Formula 2 Championship – I particularly remember his fantastic Sprint and Feature victories at Barcelona in May, which were hugely impressive. We are delighted that he is joining us as a member of our Driver Development Programme, and we look forward to welcoming him as part of our team in Abu Dhabi this November.

Team Principal, Mike Krack

We have watched and admired Felipe’s path to success in Formula 2 this year, and we aim to provide him with all the skills and experience necessary to be able to take the next step in his career. In the fullness of time, it would be the ultimate validation if he were to become a Formula 1 driver, joining the great pantheon of Brazilian racing drivers such as Emerson Fittipaldi and Ayrton Senna.

Executive Chairman, Lawrence Stroll

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