F2 champion must be allowed return if no out there F1 seats

The MP Motorsport driver was topped champion after the dash race at Monza on Saturday, however has been unable to safe an F1 race seat for 2023.

As an alternative, he has signed as Aston Martin’s reserve driver and the primary member of its younger driver growth programme.

Drugovich believes the sequence ought to observe Moto2 and Moto3’s footsteps and permit the winner to return if they’re unable to safe an F1 seat to keep away from them sitting on the sidelines as 2021 F2 champion Oscar Piastri did.

Talking after securing the title, Drugovich mentioned: “I feel for my part, both you are champion and you can’t keep anymore and it’s important to be promoted to F1, or you possibly can keep.

“I feel it is sort of the way it works in Moto2 and Moto3. I feel to begin with, what wants to vary is whoever wins the championship must get a go in F1.

“We had just a few contacts in IndyCar however as I mentioned many occasions, it isn’t the primary objective for now, we’re simply making an attempt to be in F1.

“However as I mentioned, if I must race one thing else aside from F1 subsequent yr, it is for certain a class to think about.”

Felipe Drugovich, MP Motorsport

Felipe Drugovich, MP Motorsport

Picture by: FIA Formulation 2

However sequence CEO Bruno Michel disagrees and believes the sequence should retain its “up or out” mannequin.

He believes it will trigger drivers to “keep eternally in the identical championship having an enormous benefit.”

He mentioned: “I did not know he mentioned that however I disagree with it. I feel it is a pyramid, and it’s important to have a system the place in some unspecified time in the future it must be up or out.

“I would not like F2 or F3 to change into skilled championships, as a result of when you try this, that is precisely what is going on to be the difficulty, you’ll have guys staying eternally in the identical championship having an enormous benefit as a result of they’ve an enormous expertise in it over the younger drivers who’re coming.

“Not solely wouldn’t it not be good for his or her profession, it will not be good for the younger drivers, they’d be in all probability not as shining as a result of they’d combat in opposition to those who actually are in all probability not higher than them however have rather more expertise, know all of the tracks, know the automobile, know the groups, know no matter.

“So for me, completely not, and I’ve all the time been very pushing for that – we did it from the very starting of GP2 and GP3.

“The winner can’t keep and I feel it’s a crucial level to proceed.”

Learn Additionally:

Leave a Comment