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Felipe Drugovich

Aston Martin to run rookie in FP1 at Monza

The team will replace their normal lineup as part of their rookie driver obligations.

Aston Martin Drugovich
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Aston Martin has confirmed that Felipe Drugovich will be taking part in FP1 for the Italian Grand Prix as part of their rookie driver obligations.

The team's official test and reserve driver will take part in the 60-minute session in place of Lance Stroll at Monza, as part of the next stage of his development.

Aston Martin has ran Drugovich at various European circuits in the AMR21 this year, including Silverstone, Barcelona and the Red Bull Ring.

"The bespoke programme is designed to equip Felipe with the necessary skills and experience to compete at the highest level of motorsport, aiding his continuous development as a driver," according to the team.

Drugovich has previously ran in the AMR23 when he substituted Stroll during pre-season testing, while he received treatment to his hand and wrists which were injured pre-season.

Drugovich excited for outing

“I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of the AMR23. The car felt great when I drove it in pre-season testing and it will be fascinating to feel how it has improved since then," said Drugovich.

"I’ve spent a lot of time in the simulator helping to develop the car, so understanding how that correlates to the real thing will be super valuable for me too.

“It’s also a fantastic opportunity for me to demonstrate what I’ve learnt through my testing programme. Since Bahrain I’ve done many more miles in an F1 car so I have an even better understanding of how I can deliver valuable feedback for the team."

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