Felipe Drugovich coy on F1 seat for 2024

Felipe Drugovich believes he still has a chance to be on the Formula 1 grid next year

-

Felipe Drugovich says he is waiting for the right opportunity to come before choosing his career path for 2024 as he spends a year on the sidelines.

Drugovich is Aston Martin‘s Formula 1 reserve driver and replaced Lance Stroll in pre-season testing when the Canadian had a cycling accident.

Stroll recovered in time for the opening Bahrain Grand Prix, so Drugovich, who was fastest in the Formula E rookie test in Berlin, has not raced competitively.

“I think last year, I was really hoping to win the championship and maybe get a seat in F1,” Drugovich exclusively told Total-Motorsport.com. “I didn’t manage it but got a reserve seat.

“I’m still looking for it and am still working with Aston Martin, I’m very thankful as well for opportunities like with Maserati [in Formula E].

“We looked into other opportunities. There were few reserve roles available but I think Aston was the only one that really gave me an opportunity with testing and good opportunities, so I’m really enjoying that.

“I’m just waiting for the opportunity to come and then we’ll see what we have in the table to choose what the right thing is.”

Not taking inspiration from De Vries

Drugovich‘s presence in the Formula E rookie test, suggests the all-electric racing series could be an option for him in 2024.

Nyck de Vries joined F1 from Formula E at the end of 2022 but it’s not something the current Formula 2 champion is currently looking to replicate.

“You never know what’s gonna happen in joining F1,” said Drugovich. “De Vries is 28 and I’m still 22 So I still have time.

“I think that thing of joining F1 or other categories really early, like it was some years ago, is in the past now and I think F1 teams are trying to choose experienced drivers.

“And outside of F1 there are great categories like Formula E, so we just need to wait and see what happens.”

Nigel Chiuhttps://total-motorsport.com/author/nigel-chiu/
Nigel Chiu is an NCTJ-qualified journalist who worked at Total-Motorsport for 18 months until May 2023. He has been following F1 since 2007 and hasn’t missed a Grand Prix weekend since. Nigel’s worked with several motorsport websites, plus Eurosport and subsequently went on to work with Sky Sports F1 where he travels to multiple F1 races each season.
- Advertisment -

LATEST NEWS

F1 2026 regulations: Lewis Hamilton urges FIA to consider changes

0
Lewis Hamilton has called on the FIA to reconsider their F1 2026 regulation changes to make sure they benefit...

How cautions helped Ryan Blaney win at Pocono

0
At the NASCAR Cup Series' Gateway race in June, Ryan Blaney's crew chief Jonathan Hassler decided to gamble on...

Lewis Hamilton hints at expanding sports team ownership portfolio amid MotoGP takeover links

0
Lewis Hamilton played it cool over rumours he's looking to buy the Grissini MotoGP team but revealed he does...

Max Verstappen coy on 2026 Red Bull Ford engine competitiveness after confirming future team

0
Max Verstappen refused to give too much insight into his expectations for the Red Bull Ford engine that will...

How rain strategy helped Alex Bowman end his drought in Chicago

0
Alex Bowman and his job with Hendrick Motorsports was never really in question as his contract runs through the...

F1 Driver Ratings — 2024 British GP

0
Lewis Hamilton finally ended his long wait for a race victory at the Formula 1 2024 British GP as...

F1 Winners and Losers from the British GP

0
Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious in one of the most memorable races in recent Formula 1 history, which begs the...

Lewis Hamilton masterclass proves he can take fight to Verstappen

0
Lewis Hamilton basked in the glory of his long-awaited victory at the British Grand Prix, celebrating in front of...

Max Verstappen rues ‘poor’ British GP as Red Bull battle rare issue

0
Max Verstappen conceded it was a "poor afternoon" for Red Bull at the Formula 1 2024 British Grand Prix...

Are McLaren becoming ‘new Ferrari’ after another strategy blunder?

0
Lando Norris' media appearances after the British GP were a genuinely tough watch, with reporters seemingly counselling the 24-year-old...
- Advertisment -
Exit mobile version