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Felipe Drugovich moves up to F2 with MP Motorsport seat

by Peter Allen

Photo: Joe Portlock / LAT Images / FIA F2 Championship

Felipe Drugovich will race in Formula 2 this year with MP Motorsport, stepping up from FIA Formula 3.

The Brazilian driver finished 16th in FIA F3 in 2019 driving for Carlin, after dominating Euroformula Open the previous year with 14 wins from 16 races.

He stepped up to F2 for the Abu Dhabi test in early December, driving for Dutch outfit MP on all three days.

?I?m really happy to join MP Motorsport for my first season in FIA Formula 2,? said Drugovich.

?We worked very well together in the Abu Dhabi test, and that gave me the confidence that as a combination we can do very well in 2020.

?I can?t wait to get back in the car for the first pre-season tests and my first race weekend in FIA Formula 2.?

Drugovich also claimed the MRF Challenge title in 2018 after fighting for the ADAC Formula 4 crown in 2017, when he took more wins (seven) than his rivals Juri Vips and Marcus Armstrong combined.

?Felipe did a great job in his F2 test with us,? said MP team manager Sander Dorsman.

?He was eager to learn and improved every session.

?So when the moment came to sign him for the 2020 season, we didn?t hesitate one bit.

?We?ve kept an eye on Felipe ever since his title-winning performances in the lower categories, and it?s great that he?s now part of the team.?

MP took veteran Jordan King to ninth place in the 2019 F2 standings, while team-mate Mahaveer Raghunathan scored one point.

Raghunathan, who twice scored enough penalty points to earn a ban last year, continued with the team for the first day of the Abu Dhabi test alongside Drugovich, before Ralph Boschung returned to the team for the final two days.

2020 F2 field so far
DAMS: Dan Ticktum, Sean Gelael
Virtuosi: Callum Ilott
ART: Marcus Armstrong
Charouz: Louis Deletraz, Pedro Piquet
MP: Felipe Drugovich
HWA: Artem Markelov, Giuliano Alesi
Prema: Mick Schumacher, Robert Shwartzman