Felipe Drugovich linked with Andretti for a possible Formula E move

Felipe Drugovich linked with Andretti for a possible Formula E move

Aston Martin reserve driver Felipe Drugovich is reported to be considering a move to Formula E, according to Andretti driver Jake Dennis.

After winning the F2 championship, Drugovich joined Aston Martin to partner with Stoffel Vandoorne as a backup driver and has since logged a lot of track time.

Drugovich participated in pre-season tests before sessions at Silverstone and the Red Bull Ring after Lance Stroll was unable to due to his bike mishap.

The fact that Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll have contracts that extend through the conclusion of the 2024 season makes it seem like Drugovich will have a difficult time taking the Aston Martin wheel despite his experience on the track.

Drugovich, who is now older than three of the current drivers at the age of 23, would not want to sit out another year, particularly with a constant link looming.

The Andretti Formula E team is allegedly interested in signing Drugovich for the 2023–2024 season and has the Brazilian on its radar for a Formula E move.

The American team’s current driver Dennis confirmed this, stating that Drugovich was on their radar.

“Clearly Drugovich is a very talented driver,” Dennis said as quoted by Total-Motorsport.com. “He won F2 with complete dominance, there wasn’t a driver who could really get close to him.”

“So in terms of talent, there’s no question about it, he is very capable of coming into Formula E and delivering top results.

“We are interested in him for sure, along with other drivers on the grid. It’s not just Drugovich we are looking into, there are multiple other drivers.”

Drugovich also has Formula E experience; he topped his maiden Formula E test in Berlin while driving for Maserati MSG Racing. Returning to Maserati for the rookie practice at the Rome ePrix, the Brazilian once again set the fastest times.

It is unclear if Drugovich would be thrilled about the switch because transitions from Formula 1 to Formula E frequently only go in one direction.

Nyck de Vries would be the exception to that rule, as he won the 2020–21 title before signing with AlphaTauri.

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