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Jake Hughes
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom.png British
Date of Birth 30 May 1994
Date of Death
Experience FIA Formula 2 Championship
FIA Formula 3 Championship
Formula E Career
Tests 2
Début Flag of Morocco.png 2019 Rookie Test
Teams Flag of the United Kingdom.png NIO Formula E Team
Flag of Germany.png Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team
Current Season
Team Flag of Monaco.png ROKiT Venturi Racing
Role Test/Reserve Driver

Jake Hughes (born 30 May 1994 in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK) is a British racing driver, who serves as the test/reserve driver for ROKiT Venturi Racing during the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.[1] A veteran of the FIA Formula 3 Championship, Hughes got his first taste of an FE car at the 2019 Rookie Test, before becoming Venturi's reserve for 2020/21.[2]

Background

Hughes began his racing career at the age of fourteen, racing in various UK karting championships through to 2012.[3] 2012 would also see Hughes make his debut in single-seaters, entering single rounds of the Formula Renault BARC full and winter championships.[3] That earned his a full season seat in the inaugural BRDC F4 Championship for 2014, with Hughes going on to claim the first BRDC F4 title with four wins.[3]

Renault Rumbles: 2014 - 2015

For 2014 Hughes moved into the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC for the full season, while also racing in the sister Eurocup and Alps series.[3] Eighth at the end of the season saw Hughes move to the Eurocup full time in 2015, with the Brit again competing in the Alps series at the same time.[3] Hughes would ultimately finish second in the Alps series with three wins, while claiming sixth in the Eurocup.[3]

Three Dreams: 2016 - 2020

For 2016 Hughes moved into the GP3 Series, signing with DAMS for their first season in the Championship.[3] Two wins saw Hughes claim eighth in the Championship, with the Brit also taking part in one round of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Carlin.[3] F3 Europe would serve as Hughes main source of entertainment for 2017, with the Brit going on to claim one win and fifth in the Championship.[3]

A return to GP3 would follow for Hughes in 2018, with Hughes also plotting a campaign in the F3 Asian Championship in the second half of the season.[3] Second in the latter series, as well as eighth in GP3, saw Hughes remain in GP3 for 2019, as the series was reforged as the FIA Formula 3 Championship that season.[3] Again racing for a new team in the form of HWA Racelab, Hughes would improve to seventh in the Championship, again claiming one victory.[3]

2020 saw Hughes open his campaign with another run in the F3 Asian Championship, although he would slip to fourteenth in the series.[3] He paired that with another full campaign in the FIA F3 Championship, claiming two further wins in what was later announced to be his final F3 season.[3][4] The Brit would subsequently end the season with a one-off appearance in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, competing at the Sochi meeting before being replaced by Théo Pourchaire.[5]

Formula E History

Hughes was offered his first chance to test an FIA Formula E car at the 2019 Rookie Test, when NIO placed him in their #8 car for the day.[2] The Brit went on to record the nineteenth fastest time, two and a half seconds quicker then test teammate Jamie Chadwick, before having to wait a full year before sitting in an FE car again.[6] Indeed, for the 2020 Rookie Test, Hughes was given a seat with the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team, with the Brit again out-pacing his test teammate Daniel Juncadella en-route to the seventh fastest time of the session.[7] Furthermore, his association with Mercedes would open the door for Hughes to test for both the factory Mercedes squad as well as their customers Venturi, with the Monegasque squad ultimately signing Hughes to be their test/reserve driver for the entire 2020/21 season.[1]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Jake Hughes's career in Formula E in statistical form:

Jake Hughes's Formula E Test Record
Year Entrant No. Car Role
2018/19 Flag of the United Kingdom.png NIO Formula E Team[2] 8 NIO Sport 004 Test Driver
2019/20 Flag of Germany.png Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team[7] 17 Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 Test Driver
2020/21 Flag of Monaco.png ROKiT Venturi Racing[1] 0 Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 Test/Reserve Driver

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Elliot Wood, 'Jake Hughes lands Formula E reserve driver role at Venturi', formulascout.com, (Formula Scout, 25/02/2021), https://formulascout.com/jake-hughes-lands-formula-e-reserve-driver-role-at-venturi/75643, (Accessed 25/02/2021)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Full rookie line up revealed ahead of Marrakesh test', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 07/01/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/january/rookie-test-line-up-marrakesh, (Accessed 07/01/2019)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 'Jake Hughes', driverdb.com, (Driver Database, 2020), https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/jake-hughes/, (Accessed 22/09/2020)
  4. Josh Suttill , 'Jake Hughes confirms 2020 will be his last year racing in Formula 3', formulascout.com, (Formula Scout, 11/09/2020), https://formulascout.com/jake-hughes-confirms-2020-will-be-his-last-year-racing-in-formula-3/67945, (Accessed 22/09/2020)
  5. Keith Collantine, 'Hughes to make F2 debut as seat shuffle sees Matsushita depart', racefans.net, (Collantine Media Ltd, 22/09/2020), https://www.racefans.net/2020/09/22/hughes-to-make-f2-debut-as-seat-shuffle-sees-matsushita-depart/, (Accessed 22/09/2020)
  6. 'Marrakesh Rookie Testing: Results Booklet', fiaformulae.alkamelsystems.com, (FIA Formula E, 13/01/2019), http://fiaformulae.alkamelsystems.com/Results/04_2018-19/04_Marrakesh%20Rookie%20Testing/96_ABB%20FIA%20Formula%20E%20Championship/66_Marrakesh%20Rookie%20Test%20Booklet.pdf, (Accessed 13/01/2019)
  7. 7.0 7.1 MercedesEQFE, 'Jake Hughes and Daniel Juncadella have been confirmed as our Rookie Test Drivers', twitter.com, (Twitter: Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team, 20/02/2020), https://twitter.com/MercedesEQFE/status/1230568219670450176, (Accessed 21/02/2020)
2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingGEOX DRAGONHWA RacelabMahindra RacingNIO Formula E TeamNissan e.DamsPanasonic Jaguar RacingVenturi Formula E Team
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNIONissanPenskeVenturi
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE05BMW iFE.18DS E-Tense FE 19Jaguar I-Type IIIMahindra M5ElectroNIO Sport 004Nissan IM01Penske EV-3Venturi VFE 05
Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr./Alex Lynn • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
E-Prix
Ad DiriyahMarrakechSantiagoMexico CityHong KongSanyaRomeParisMonacoBerlinBernNew York City INew York City II
Tests
ValenciaAd DiriyahRookie TestMexico City
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Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingGEOX DRAGONMahindra RacingMercedes-Benz EQ Formula E TeamNIO 333 FE TeamNissan e.DamsPanasonic Jaguar RacingROKiT Venturi RacingTAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraMercedes-BenzNIONissanPenskePorsche
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE06BMW iFE.20DS E-Tense FE20Jaguar I-Type IVMahindra M6ElectroMercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01NIO FE-005Nissan IM02Penske EV-4Porsche 99X Electric
Drivers
2 Sam Bird3 Oliver Turvey4 Robin Frijns5 Stoffel Vandoorne6 Brendon Hartley/Sérgio Sette Câmara7 Nico Müller11 Lucas di Grassi13 António Félix da Costa17 Nyck de Vries18 Neel Jani19 Felipe Massa20 Mitch Evans22 Oliver Rowland23 Sébastien Buemi25 Jean-Éric Vergne27 Alexander Sims28 Maximilian Günther33 Ma Qing Hua/Daniel Abt36 André Lotterer48 Edoardo Mortara51 James Calado64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio66 Daniel Abt/René Rast94 Pascal Wehrlein/Alex Lynn
E-Prix
Diriyah IDiriyah IISantiagoMexico CityMarrakechBerlin IBerlin IIBerlin IIIBerlin IVBerlin VBerlin VI
Cancelled E-Prix
Sanya E-PrixRome E-PrixParis E-PrixSeoul E-PrixJakarta E-PrixNew York City E-PrixLondon E-Prix
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2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDragon/Penske AutosportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingJaguar RacingMahindra RacingMercedes-EQ Formula E TeamNIO 333 FE TeamNissan e.DamsROKiT Venturi RacingTAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraMercedes-BenzNIONissanPenskePorsche
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE07BMW iFE.21DS E-Tense FE20DS E-Tense FE 21Jaguar I-Type VMahindra M7ElectroMercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02NIO 333 FE 001Nissan IM02Nissan IM03Penske EV-4Penske EV-5Porsche 99X Electric
Drivers
4 Robin Frijns5 Stoffel Vandoorne6 Nico Müller/Joel Eriksson7 Sérgio Sette Câmara8 Oliver Turvey10 Sam Bird11 Lucas di Grassi13 António Félix da Costa17 Nyck de Vries20 Mitch Evans22 Oliver Rowland23 Sébastien Buemi25 Jean-Éric Vergne27 Jake Dennis28 Maximilian Günther29 Alexander Sims33 René Rast36 André Lotterer48 Edoardo Mortara71 Norman Nato88 Tom Blomqvist94 Alex Lynn99 Pascal Wehrlein
E-Prix
Diriyah IDiriyah IIRome IRome IIValencia IValencia IIMonacoPuebla IPuebla IINew York City INew York City IILondon ILondon IIBerlin IBerlin II
Cancelled E-Prix
Marrakesh E-PrixMexico City E-PrixParis E-PrixSantiago E-PrixSanya E-PrixSeoul E-Prix
Tests
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4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Nico Müller • 7 Sérgio Sette Câmara • 8 Oliver Turvey • 10 Sam Bird • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 13 António Félix da Costa • 17 Nyck de Vries • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Jake Dennis • 28 Maximilian Günther • 29 Alexander Sims • 33 René Rast • 36 André Lotterer • 37 Nick Cassidy • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 71 Norman Nato • 88 Tom Blomqvist • 94 Alex Lynn • 99 Pascal Wehrlein
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