Drugovich in footsteps of Vettel and Bottas

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15 December at 18:39
Last update 15 December at 18:44
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Felipe Drugovich has yet to make his debut in Formula 1, but Aston Martin's new test and reserve driver gets the chance to compete with top drivers such as Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel. This is because the Brazilian gets to compete in a special event in Sweden.

Drugovich will compete in January in the Race of Champions, an annual event held at a snow and ice track in Sweden. Drugovich probably owes his invitation to capturing the F2 title last season. This earned him a contract with Aston Martin as a third driver. Meanwhile, Drugovich has already driven his first miles in the green car.

His first time

"It is an incredible opportunity to race against so many big names in the Race Of Champions. It will be difficult for me to go from asphalt to racing on snow and ice for the first time, but I will try to learn as quickly as possible. Whatever happens, it will be a lot of fun and a fantastic experience," Drugovich said on the Race of Champions website.

Already confirmed for the event were four-time world champion and now ex-F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, two-time Formula 1 champion Mika Hakkinen, Valtteri Bottas, three-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick, Johan Kristoffersson, five-time world Rallycross champion Petter Solberg and his son Oliver. In the near future, the organisation expects to sign more well-known drivers.