Challenging weekend for Hughes in Barcelona



CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA - ROUND FOUR | 20-22 MAY

  • The FIA Formula 2 championship took Jake Hughes to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain

  • Demonstrating good pace, Jake qualified inside the top ten on Friday evening with P3 on the grid for the Sprint Race and P8 for the Feature Race

  • Drama on the formation lap saw Jake become the de facto pole sitter as the Sprint Race got underway

  • The Brit diced inside the top five for much of the race before high tyre wear began to impact Jake's performance

  • He was then forced to retire with one lap to go

  • In Sunday's sweltering Feature Race, Jake steered clear of opening lap collisions and remained in the top ten

  • He pitted on lap eight for his mandatory tyre change and set about climbing back to the points Climbing back to P9, high tyre wear once again denied Jake the opportunity to score points as he took the chequered flag in P16

  • Heading to Monaco in one week's time, Jake sits 17th in the championship standings with 14 points

 

JAKE'S RACE REVIEW

“Our pace has been strong this weekend but tyre wear hasn't been on our side. Qualifying went well for us and we were running well in the opening phases of both races but sadly the tyres hit the cliff and from there it was very difficult to keep pace with those around us. We'll look into it ahead of Monaco, which I'm really looking forward to."


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