Aston Martin Extends Deal with Drugovich for Abu Dhabi FP1

Felipe Drugovich will continue as Aston Martin’s test and reserve driver in 2024, and he will also drive the AMR23 during FP1 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, while Aston Martin is pleased with his contribution and plans to continue working with him in the future.

Highlights

‣ Felipe Drugovich will continue as Aston Martin’s test and reserve driver in 2024.
‣ Drugovich will step into Fernando Alonso‘s AMR23 during FP1 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
‣ Drugovich has completed more than 6,000km driving various Aston Martin cars.
‣ Team boss Mike Krack is pleased with Drugovich’s contribution and work ethic.


Felipe Drugovich has confirmed that he will continue as Aston Martin’s test and reserve driver for the 2024 season. This news comes after the team announced that Drugovich will have the opportunity to step into Fernando Alonso’s AMR23 during the FP1 session of the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Aston Martin praised Drugovich’s contributions so far, stating that he has driven over 6,000km in their cars and will continue to attend Grands Prix in his official role while also conducting simulator development work at the AMR Technology Campus in Silverstone.

Drugovich expressed his pride in continuing to work with Aston Martin for another season: “I’ve learnt a huge amount this year, both on and off the racetrack. Working with the engineers in the simulator and being part of the development program has been incredibly valuable for my growth as a driver. I believe there’s a lot we can achieve together in the future.”

Team boss Mike Krack spoke highly of Drugovich, praising his work ethic and performance: “Felipe has been a fantastic addition to the team. He’s familiar with the demands of his role, and he’s shown great speed and experience. Every time he gets behind the wheel, he impresses us with his pace, feedback, and commitment. We’re excited to see him round out the season with an opportunity to drive the AMR23 in Abu Dhabi, and we’re looking forward to another productive season together next year.”

This announcement solidifies Drugovich’s position within the Aston Martin team and highlights the confidence they have in his abilities. As he continues to grow and develop as a driver, it will be interesting to see how his contributions impact the team’s performance in the upcoming seasons.

In related news, Drugovich had a recent opportunity to prove himself during the FP1 session at Monza. This was described as a “fantastic opportunity” for the young driver to showcase his skills and contribute to the team’s ongoing development. With each new chance to drive, Drugovich is proving to be a valuable asset for Aston Martin.

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