Felipe Drugovich, the Austrian decedent 22-year-old Italian-Brazilian racer who has been competing in Formula One’s core feeder F2 with MP Motorsport, won the Formula Two driver’s championship title with three races to spare.
On top of that, Felipe Drugovich, who began his professional racing career just a couple of years earlier, has been the first Brazilian to win F2 since Bruno Junquiera back in the 2000s. Junquiera never got a chance to race in Formula One.
Surprisingly, any F1 team had yet to show intent to seize a contract with the 22-year-old, while several F1 analysts were quoted saying that all top-tier F1 teams have had their own youth refinement programs, which could be a potential reason for Drugovich behind not being able to reach a contract with an F1 team.
Felipe Drugovich wins F2, but gains little attention from F1 teams
Nevertheless, the 22-year-old Italian seized F2 driver’s championship title at his home circuit in Monza over the weekend with three races to spare despite retiring from the sprint.
However, as beforementioned, his chances to grab a spot in an F1 team seemed dubitable. Followed by the victory, speaking with a press agency, Drugovich said, “There are a few places still available in F1, obviously it's very difficult to get that main seat.
We're trying, but if not we'll try to get a reserve seat”. Career landscape of Drugovich: 2021 Formula 2 - 8th 2020 Formula 2 - 9th 2019 Formula 3 Championship - 16th FIA F3 World Cup - 24th 2018 Euro Formula Open - Champion 2017 Formula 2000 Championship (MRF Challenge) - Champion ADAC F4 - 3rd 2016 Formula 2000 Championship (MRF Challenge) - 4th ADAC F4 - 13th