F2 must be worth a place in F1 or allow the champion to return
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After signing with Aston Martin by 2023, Felipe Drugovich has a assured future, however with out reaching his major objective: a beginning place in method 1. And for that purpose, the Brazilian defended this method 2 must endure a change: both guaranteeing promotion to F1 or permitting the champion to return to the grid subsequent yr, one thing that isn’t at present allowed.
Another clinched the F2 title in Saturday’s Monza race with one stage to spare. And whereas stunning the F1 paddock, he has not been thought of for grid slots subsequent yr, signing with Aston Martin to be a reserve driver and member of the growth programme.
Therefore, the Brazilian believes that the class ought to present a panorama related to that of Moto2 and Moto3, permitting the champion to return if he doesn’t get a place in the greater class, stopping him from being disregarded of motion subsequent yr, like Oscar Piastre. was due in 2022.
But Bruno Michel, chief government of F2 and F3, disagrees with Drugo, believing the sequence ought to keep the “rise or exit” mannequin.
Speaking after profitable the title, Drugovic mentioned: “I believe, in my opinion, both you are champion and you’ll’t go any additional however get promoted to F1, or you could have the choice to keep. Here’s the way it works in Moto2 and Moto3. I believe the very first thing that wants to change is that any champion ought to be promoted to F1.”
“We’ve had contacts with IndyCar, however as I’ve mentioned a number of occasions, that is not my objective for now. I’m attempting to be in F1.”
Felipe Drugovic, MP Motorsport
Photo: FIA Formula 2
“But like I mentioned, if I had to compete anyplace aside from F1, it is actually a class I’d have to contemplate.”
But Michel believes it’ll give a “massive benefit” to drivers who “keep ceaselessly in the identical championship”.
He mentioned: “I do not know what you mentioned, however I disagree. I see it as a pyramid and you’ve got to have a system the place in some unspecified time in the future it is both up or out. I’d hate to see F2 and F3 develop into skilled championships. , as a result of in the event you do, you may have individuals who keep ceaselessly and have a massive benefit as a result of they’ve extra expertise than the rookies.”
“It would not be good for his or her careers and it would not be good for the younger drivers who would not be in a position to shine as brilliant as a result of they might be combating drivers who’re most likely not higher than them however who’ve extra expertise, figuring out the tracks, the automobiles. , the groups…”.
“So for me completely not and I’ve at all times defended that as we had been GP2 and GP3. A winner cannot keep and I believe it is vital to keep that manner.”
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