Three-time Formula 2 race-winner Felipe Drugovich will leave MP Motorsport to join UNI-Virtuosi for his second season in the series next year.

Drugovich starred in his rookie F2 campaign, claiming three victories including a dominant feature win at the first Bahrain round.

The Brazilian previously raced in FIA F3 with Carlin in 2019 and could only manage eight points across the entire season.

"I think if you take a big picture of the championship, I think UNI-Virtuosi has been the team that has had the best pace," he said.

"Through the season they had really good qualifying pace, and they're really fast at every track.

"With other teams you could see they were really good somewhere, but somewhere else, they might not have the pace.

"So I think this has been the most consistently good thing. And that's why we wanted to get on board with them.”

UNI-Virtuosi helped Callum Ilott take second in the drivers’ championship behind champion Mick Schumacher, while the British squad - who also ran Guanyu Zhou last season - finished as runners up in the teams’ title race in 2020.

Team Principal Andy Roche added: "UNI-Virtuosi Racing is delighted to have Felipe Drugovich onboard for the 2021 FIA Formula 2 season.

"Felipe had a fantastic maiden season in Formula 2 this year with three victories, despite the uncertainty 2020 has produced. He has shown amazing pace and ability in only his first year in the championship.

"UNI-Virtuosi Racing has a long history of working with young drivers to help them succeed in a competitive championship quickly, and that’s exactly what we’re targeting with Felipe.

"We’re looking forward to him joining us for the post-season test to work with his new team-mates on being ready to hit the ground running at the start of next season.”

 

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