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EF Open champion Scott to miss finale, Drugovich and Mawson come in

by Ida Wood

Harrison Scott

This year’s Euroformula Open champion Harrison Scott will miss this weekend’s season finale at Barcelona, with ADAC Formula 4 contender Felipe Drugovich coming in to replace him.

Scott, who sealed the title in Monza in Monza at the start of this month before taking two more wins at Jerez a week later, has been at Silverstone this week taking part in the assessment process for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

His place in the #10 RP Motorsport car has been taken over by Drugovich, who has already been driving the car in official pre-event testing at Barcelona on Thursday.

The Brazilian driver narrowly lost out on the ADAC F4 title at Hockenheim last month with Van Amersfoort Racing, and made his Formula 3 debut with the same team in the European Championship at the same track a fortnight ago.

VAR’s 2016 ADAC F4 champion and European F3 regular Joey Mawson will also be making his EF Open debut at Barcelona, replacing Daniel Lu at BVM Racing.

The Australian finished 13th in his first season of F3, with a singular podium at the Nurburgring.

In Thursday’s test sessions both performed well, with Mawson fifth and Drugovich eighth fastest overall.

Drivex racer Nikita Troitskiy topped both sessions, with the weekend’s other debutant Lorenzo Colombo an impressive fourth for Campos.