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 Brazilian karting in 2008, when he was just 8 years old, and competed in Brazil until he was 13 years old. From 2013 to 2015 he participated in international karting races, racing in top teams such as ART Grand Prix and Kosmic Racing, achieving great results in the most important international championships.
The year 2016 was marked by Felipe's debut in formula cars: he competed in the German ADAC Formula 4 Championship and the MRF Challenge 2016/17 in the Middle East, in which he secured a victory in Dubai.
In 2017, Felipe stood out and was 3rd in the overall classification of the German ADAC Formula 4 Championship as a driver for Van Amersfoort Racing (VAR). He won 7 victories, being the driver with the most wins in the season. At the end of the same year, he also competed in two competitions with Formula 3 cars: the last stage of the FIA F3 in Hockenheim as well as the last stage of the Euroformula Open in Barcelona, in which he debuted with pole position and victory.
The year 2018 could not have been better. Felipe became champion of the MRF Challenge 2017/2018 with 10 wins and a spectacular performance. In the Euroformula F3 Open championship, played with the Italian team RP Motorsport, the driver won the title of champion in the 12th race at Monza, counting 14 victories in 16 races, and 2 second places, reaching the absolute record of victories in the history of this championship. .
In 2019, Felipe Drugovich competed in the FIA Formula 3 championship. The year was marked by many difficulties in the setup and adjustments of the car, making it very difficult for Felipe to present an outstanding result. Even so, the driver achieved the best position against his teammate at Carlin Buzz Racing.
In 2020, the Brazilian competed in the FIA Formula 2 championship for the Dutch team MP Motorsport, and achieved surprising results, adding 3 brilliant victories in his season debut. The year 2021 was also very important for his career. In Spielberg, he became the first driver to win in his debut round in Formula 2 since 2017, when Charles Leclerc (current Ferrari Formula 1 driver) was the winner in Bahrain. In the same month, Felipe won his first pole position in the category, at Silverstone.
In the sixth round of the championship, held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the driver won his second victory in the category with an impeccable race. Starting from second position, he jumped into the lead before the first turn and kept his pace with a safe distance from the other competitors until he crossed the finish line.
In the 11th and penultimate round of the championship, Felipe Drugovich surprised the world with his first victory in the Feature Race (a race held on Saturday, longer than the race on Sunday and with a pit-stop for tire replacement). The stage was the Bahrain International Circuit, where the driver had finished qualifying with the second best time. Starting in the front row, Drugovich took the lead in the first corner with a safe pass over the second place. The difference started to increase significantly and, on lap 15, when he went to the pits to change tires, the Brazilian was almost 4 seconds ahead. Upon returning to the track, Felipe Drugovich resumed the lead on the 20th of 32 laps, reaching more than 14 seconds ahead of the checkered flag.
In the last round of the year, held the following weekend, the driver won another podium. After a very positive qualifying session, Felipe secured a place on the third row of the starting grid for Saturday's race (Feature Race). The race was intensely paced and Drugovich remained fifth, always close to the top four throughout the first stint. After replacing the tyres, the driver kept the pace with successive good laps overtaking fourth in the race. The Brazilian started to fight for third position with the Russian driver Nikita Mazepin, but was “squeezed” by the competitor in two attempts to overtake. At the final flag, Felipe was fourth. However, after the race, the Stewards punished the Russian driver for the unsportsmanlike attitude of Drugovich, who then moved to third.
Only four drivers ended the year with more than two wins. Of these, only two were rookies. And Felipe Drugovich is one of them! With a balance of victories superior to that of champion Mick Schumacher, Felipe was considered a great revelation in the category, being pointed out in newspapers and websites around the world as one of the biggest Brazilian promises to compete in Formula 1.
The driver competed in the 2021 championship for the Uni-Virtuosi team, winning 3 podiums and adding more than 100 points in the season and conquering the eighth position.
In 2022 Felipe Drugovich rejoined the MP Motorsport team and the season brought extraordinary results. The driver became champion in the penultimate season, in Monza, Italy! He was the first Brazilian to achieve the feat. With a healthy difference in points for the second place, Drugovich collects 5 victories in the season. To top it off, on the same weekend Felipe was announced as a reserve driver for the Aston Martin Formula 1 team for 2023. The 22-year-old athlete will be the first member of the British team's young driver program.
First driver in the category to win all races in a weekend!
First Brazilian driver to become the Formula 2 Champion
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Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team (AMF1) is delighted to announced that newly crowned Formula 2 champion Felipe Drugovich has become the first member of its Driver Development Programme.
Felipe Drugovich has been crowned the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Champion after the Monza Sprint Race, becoming the first MP Motorsport driver to win in F2 and the first Brazilian to win the second tier of motorsport since Bruno Junqueira in 2000. After dominating for most of the season, finishing second in the Spa Feature Race, and winning the Feature...