Aston reserve Drugovich looking for 2023 race programme

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Aston Martin reserve driver Felipe Drugovich says his focus will be on F1 next season, but the Brazilian is also looking to for a race programme in another category to complete his schedule.

Drugovich was rewarded for winning the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship with a reserve role with Aston Martin, a task that will see him embed with the team at most events while also conducting sim work and enjoying a few FP1 outings with the Silverstone-based outfit.

However, as Aston Martin has given him the all clear to seek a race seat elsewhere to remain active, Drugovich is in search of a second job.

"I will be doing the reserve role for Aston Martin, I’m going to be following the team and learning as much as I can, I’ll do a few FP1s as well, that’s something very nice to look forward [to]", said Drugovich at Friday's FIA Gala in Bologna.

"The team is keen to let me do something else, which I don’t know yet, but we’re trying to see if there is an opportunity to just keep racing, but the priority is also going to be Formula 1."

Drugovich hasn't identified a concrete opportunity in another category, but the Brazilian charger has a few ideas of

"We have no real direction until now – I’m just hoping I can race something professionally, and something that doesn’t really clash with Formula 1," he said.

"It has to be a programme that doesn’t take too much from my year.

"Anything above Formula 2 I’ll look at – Hypercar, Super Formula, I don’t know what yet."

The Aston reserve also said that an outing at Le Mans next June "would be amazing".

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