F2 champion needs to 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 a substitute, he has signed as Aston Martin’s reserve driver and the primary member of its younger driver improvement programme.

Drugovich believes the collection 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.

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

Talking after securing the title, Drugovich mentioned: “I believe in my view, both you’re champion and you can not keep anymore and you must be promoted to F1, or you’ll be able to keep.

“I believe it’s sort of the way it works in Moto2 and Moto3. I believe to start with, what wants to alter 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’s not the primary purpose for now, we’re simply making an attempt to be in F1.

Felipe Drugovich, MP Motorsport

Felipe Drugovich, MP Motorsport

Photograph by: FIA Formulation 2

“However as I mentioned, if I have to race one thing else apart from F1 subsequent yr, it’s for certain a class to contemplate.”

Michel, alternatively, believes it could trigger drivers to “keep endlessly in the identical championship having a giant benefit.”

He mentioned: “I didn’t know he mentioned that however I disagree with it.

“I believe it’s a pyramid, and you must have a system the place sooner or later it must be up or out.

“I wouldn’t like F2 or F3 to turn into skilled championships, as a result of when you do this, that’s precisely what’s going to be the difficulty, you should have guys staying endlessly in the identical championship having a giant 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 could not be good for the younger drivers, they might be most likely not as shining as a result of they might struggle in opposition to those that actually are most likely not higher than them however have way 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 believe it’s a essential level to proceed.”

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