Our valuable partner MP Motorsport and its driver Felipe Drugovich secured the FIA Formula 2 drivers' championship this weekend at the Temple of Speed. It's the most important title the team has won in its 27 years of history. Felipe stamps authority with taking most wins and consistently scoring in the races to give him a significant advantage over his direct competitor.
Despite being forced to retire in Monza's first lap of the sprint race, Felipe Drugovich secured the FIA Formula 2 Drivers' Championship. The MP Motorsport driver had to watch from the sidelines while his title contender Théo Pourchaire attempted to deny Felipe the title. Still, he didn't manage to, allowing the Brazilian to become the 2022 World Champion in the penultimate round of the 2022 season.
After the chequered flag, all eyes were on the MP Motorsport pit wall. Drugovich knew that despite his retirement, his gap was big enough to secure the title, whereafter celebrations exploded at the pit wall.
"It's amazing; I really have no words for this," said a jubilant Drugovich straight after winning the title. "When you start as a young driver, you only dream about F1, but when you see how difficult it is to win an F2 title, this becomes a dream – and today, it became the truth. We really tried to be consistent this year, to really have the pace in every race. It really says a lot. We managed to get it done really early, so yeah – top of the world now!"
MP Motorsport was founded in 1995, and since 2013, Kroon-Oil has been a proud technical partner of the Dutch racing team. The team set out a growth strategy that has led to MP's from 2018 onwards, paving the entire single-seater road to Formula 1 with running team ins Formula 4, FRECA, Formula 3 and Formula 2. On behalf of everybody at Kroon-Oil, we would like to congratulate MP Motorsport and Felipe Drugovich on this milestone title.
FIA Formula 2 sat down with Felipe right after he was crowned champion of 2022. Read the 'thoughts of a champion - Felipe Drugovich' on the FIA Formula 2 website.
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