Dutch outfit MP Motorsport will remain in the FIA Formula 2 Championship for the 2020 season and have announced that Brazilian driver Felipe Drugovich will make his series debut in their line-up.
Drugovich won the Euroformula Open, Spanish Formula 3 and MRF Challenge titles in 2018 before graduating to the FIA Formula 3 Championship in 2019.
Pitted in a considerably more competitive field, Drugovich struggled in his rookie season with Carlin Buzz Racing and claimed a single points’ finish with a sixth place in the Budapest Feature Race. His 16th place in the Drivers’ Championship standings was still well above that of his teammates, the highly-rated American driver Logan Sargeant and Honda-backed Teppei Natori.
Drugovich was among a number of drivers run by MP Motorsport in the post-season F2 test at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, before his full-time appointment was confirmed.
“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 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.”
MP Motorsport finished seventh overall in the Teams’ Championship standings in 2019, fielding Jordan King and Mahaveer Raghunathan in its line-up – the former claimed two podiums and scored all but one of the outfit’s 96 points earned in the season.
|2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship – Provisional Entry List (to-date)|
|ART Grand Prix||Marcus Armstrong||TBA|
|Charouz Racing System||Louis Delétraz||Pedro Piquet|
|DAMS||Dan Ticktum||Sean Gelael|
|HWA Racelab||Giuliano Alesi||Artem Markelov|
|MP Motorsport||Felipe Drugovich||TBA|
|PREMA Racing||Mick Schumacher||Robert Schwartzman|
|Virtuosi Racing||Callum Ilott||TBA|
* Official entry to be confirmed
Images via FIA Formula 2 Championship
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