Jake Hughes steps into Formula 2
Brit Jake Hughes will make a move into Formula 2 with BWT HWA RACELAB for Round 10 in Sochi, Russia.
He will be replacing French driver Giuliano Alesi (Read NEWS on his move here) whom in turn is replacing the departing Nobuharu Matsushita at MP Motorsport.
Hughes already races for the German HWA RACELAB team in Formula 3 and has had a couple of solid seasons with them. He has had eight podiums and three wins in that time.
— Jake Hughes (@JakeHughesRace) September 6, 2020
Jake will offer the Formula 2 team some great experience alongside his teammate Artem Markelov. This will be invaluable for the pink cars as the season comes to a close.
“I am really looking forward to my first races in Formula 2. Many thanks to BWT HWA RACELAB for giving me this chance. The Formula 3 season finished recently after nine race weekends in eleven weeks, so I am totally in the racing routine. I will have to get used to the cars first, as they have significantly more power than the Formula 3 cars. But I am looking forward to taking on this challenge.”
Team Principal Thomas Strick spoke directly about the change of drivers;
“We are delighted that we can give Jake the chance to prove his undeniable talent in Formula 2 in Sochi. This perfectly matches our philosophy of building up talented youngsters step by step and leading them to the top level of motorsport. Over recent years, Jake has delivered convincing performances as a driver out on the circuit and as a real team player. We would like to thank Giuliano for his efforts in his appearances for the team. He scored the first points for us in Formula 2 to write his name in the team history of BWT HWA RACELAB. We wish him all the best for the future.”
This offers us some exciting new battles this weekend as the teams currently head to Sochi, Russia.
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Source: Press at hwaag