Drugovich: F2 title win ‘not how I anticipated it’ after early Monza exit

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The MP Motorsport driver’s dash race at Monza ended on the primary lap after contact with Amaury Cordeel left him with damaged suspension.

He was left to observe on as Theo Pourchaire didn’t make up sufficient floor to shut the hole and delay the battle till Sunday’s function race, ending seventeenth.

Regardless of the unusual manner through which he sealed the championship, Drugovich says it was a “good option to have fun from the pitwall” together with his workforce.

The Brazilian mentioned: “It was for positive not how I anticipated it.

“To start with I used to be a little bit bit nervous as a result of Theo was making up some positions however yeah, on the finish we discovered it was fairly tough for him to go up.

“The sensation was the identical, being within the automobile would have been unreal, I feel I’m going to essentially get pleasure from this for a very long time.”

He added: “It feels superb. It takes a little bit of time to sink in and really realise you’re the champion.

“As I mentioned earlier than, I feel while you begin you at all times have a dream of being in F1, however while you’re going by way of, you realise how tough it’s to be an F2 champion as properly.

“It’s every part you are able to do to match that dream and it definitely turns into a dream as properly to develop into F2 champion.

“Since I used to be a child I used to be already dreaming about this second and it’s such an unreal feeling to be right here.”

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Discussing the race, which was gained by Hitech’s Juri Vips, Drugovich mentioned he was “simply making an attempt to be secure” as he began twelfth, two locations forward of Pourchaire.

He mentioned he tried to keep away from Cordeel, even transferring barely off-track to accommodate the Van Amersfoort Racing driver, however he “simply stored going out.”

Drugovich mentioned: “To start with I had a superb begin, I wasn’t enjoying it fully secure, I used to be simply making an attempt to be secure.

“I believed he noticed me there, in all probability he didn’t, or possibly he did and simply ran huge, however I feel sooner or later I put half of the automobile out of the observe simply to keep away from it after which he simply stored going out.

“The suspension was damaged and I used to be a little bit bit unhappy however on the finish I feel it was a great way to have fun from the pitwall.

“Now we have to have a look at the great issues and it was a distinct one.”

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