Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes (born 30 May 1994) is a British racing driver and winner of the inaugural BRDC Formula 4 Championship. He has won multiple races at Formula 3 level, and is currently competing in the Formula 2 Championship for HWA Racelab.

British racing driver
Jake Hughes

Nationality British
Born (1994-05-30) 30 May 1994 (age 27)
Birmingham, England
FIA Formula 2 Championship career
Debut season 2020
Car number 17
Former teams HWA Racelab
Starts 10 (11 entries)
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 18th in 2021
Previous series
2018, 19–20
2016, 2018
F3 Asian Championship
GP3 Series
FIA European F3
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
BRDC Formula 4 Championship
Championship titles
2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship

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Hughes started his racing career in karting in 2010 at the age of sixteen, finishing eleventh in the Junior Class of the Easykart UK Championship.[1] In 2011, he finished fifth in the Super 1 National Formula KGP Championship.[2] He stayed in the same championship for 2012, improving to fourth in the series standings.[3]

Hughes made his single-seaters début in 2012 at Silverstone in the Formula Renault BARC Championship with Antel Motorsport and contested in the Rockingham round of the Formula Renault BARC Winter Series.

For 2013, he decided to move in the newly created BRDC Formula 4 Championship, joining Lanan Racing. He took four wins with another six podiums to clinch the championship title, beating Seb Morris by 35 points.[4]

Hughes returned in the Formula Renault machinery with Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup switch in 2014.[5] He had only one podium, finishing third at Silverstone on his route to the eighth in the series standings. Also in 2014 he had part-time campaigns in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Alps.

For 2015 he signed with Koiranen GP to contest full-time both in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Alps.[6] He was victorious only in the second race at Spa and had another four podiums, finishing sixth in the championship. Though in the Alps championship he was more successful, winning races at Spa, Monza and Misano and taking the lead of the championship before the final round. However, due to two finishes outside of the podium places in that final event Hughes lost out on the title to Jack Aitken by just five points. In a podcast with Dan Ticktum six years later, Hughes revealed that he had competed in the final round with a cracked chassis, which had cost him performance throughout the weekend.[7]

Hughes graduated in the GP3 Series in 2016, joining newcomers DAMS.[8] He earned his first GP3 victory in the sprint race at Hockenheim.[9]

Hughes returned to the GP3 Series for 2018, after a one year absence which he spent in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. He raced for ART Grand Prix alongside Nikita Mazepin and his friends Callum Ilott and Anthoine Hubert.[10] He claimed his first and only win of the year in the second race at the Red Bull Ring and ended up eighth in the standings, whilst his teammates locked out the first three positions in the standings.[11]

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