Felipe was born in Maringá, Brazil, on 23rd of May 2000.
He is a professional racing driver and his goal is to become a Formula 1 driver.
The Drugovich family has always been involved in motor racing and, from there, Felipe's passion for motor sport arises. He currently lives in Italy, which is more convenient for travelling and racing throughout Europe.
Felipe started his career in go-karts when he was 8 years old (2008) and kept racing in Brazil until he was 13 (2013). In 2013 he went to Europe to race go-karts, and drove for well-known teams such as ART Grand Prix and Kosmic Racing Team, where he achieved great results in the most important international championships.
He debuted in race cars in the ADAC Formula 4 championship in 2016. He also disputed the MRF Challenge 2016/17 in the Middle East, winning a race in Dubai.
In 2017 Felipe really proved himself, finishing third in the ADAC Formula 4 championship as a driver for Van Amersfoort Racing. He had a brilliant season, winning seven races and being the driver with the most victories. He also competed in two Formula 3 races: the last round of the FIA F3 in Hockenheim and the last round of the Euroformula Open in Barcelona, in which he debuted with pole position and a victory.
The year of 2018 could not have been better. Drugovich was the champion of the 2017/18 MRF Challenge with a brilliant performance: 10 victories in the competition. Still in the same year, in the Euroformula F3 Open he joined the RP Motorsport team, where he not only won the championship, but also broke the existing record, with 14 victories out of 16 races and two second places.
In 2019, Drugovich raced in the FIA Formula 3 championship. The year hasn’t been the best because of many problems with the setup and adjustments of the car, making it very difficult for Felipe to continue producing outstanding results. Even so, he still achieved the highest score within the Carlin Buzz Racing team.
In 2020, the brazilian has raced in FIA Formula 2 Championship with the Dutch team, MP Motorsport, and has achieved striking results on his debuting season. Right at the first round of the championship at Spielberg, Austria, Felipe became the first driver to win on debut since 2017, when Charles Leclerc won in Bahrain. In the same month, Felipe went on to take his first Formula 2 Pole Position, at Silverstone.
On the sixth round of the season, disputed at the Circuit of Barcelona, Felipe managed to get his second victory on the series with an impeccable race. Starting from the second position, he got the lead right at the start, and kept an impressive rythm until he crossed the line.
At the 11th and second to last round of the season, Felipe Drugovich impressed the world with his first win in a feature race (the main race of the weekend, done on Saturday, with a mandatory pit-stop). The race happened at the Bahrain International circuit, where he would qualify 2nd for that feature race. Starting from the first row, Felipe got the lead of the race at the first corner. From there on, he made his pit-stop when he was already 4 seconds in front of the second place, and crossed the finish line with over 14 seconds gap to the second place.
At the last round of the year, which happened the week later, the driver conquered another podium. After a very positive qualifying session, Felipe managed to start the feature race from the 5th position. The race had an intense rythm, when he got the 4th position right at the first few laps, and then made his pitstop coming back to the track at the same postition. Coming up to the last few laps, Felipe caught up to the leading pack, overtook 2 of them and was likely looking for the win. But another driver touched him from the back and then pushed him out of the track making him fall back to the 4th position. The said driver was then penalised and Felipe got his deserved 3rd place and the 4th podium of the season.
Felipe was one of the only four drivers had more than two victories in the 2020 Formula 2 season. With a higher number of victories than the current Champion Mick Schumacher, Felipe has been considered a big revelation in the championship, being pointed out by relevant media all around the globe as one of the main Brazilian names to be in Formula 1.
Felipe Drugovich won for the second time in Formula 2 in Round 6, taking a Sprint Race victory around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The Brazilian racer takes control of this week’s guest column to pen his thoughts on a successful weekend. He delves into the pace that MP Motorsport had this weekend, looks at the...
Rosanna is a broadcast journalist and presenter working in and around the motorsport world. In this interview Felipe Drugovich tells her about his first win in the championship and his career.
Felipe Drugovich clinched a double victory for MP Motorsport in the Barcelona Formula 2 round with a dominant display in the sprint race. Drugovich, who was furious that team-mate Nobuharu Matsushita was pitted before him near the end of Saturday’s feature race, started second on the reversed-grid and got the jump on Luca Ghiotto before...