MB Partners are pleased to announce that Jake Hughes will return to the cockpit with HWA RACELAB at FIA Formula 2’s visit to Monza this coming weekend.
Jake successfully spearheaded the team’s FIA F3 efforts in 2019 & 2020, claiming three victories and eight podium finishes during their time together.
The Birmingham-born driver makes his return to FIA F2 following his debut in the series at Sochi last year, also with HWA RACELAB. He thoroughly impressed throughout the weekend, claiming a 12th place finish despite entering the weekend with no previous experience of his Formula Two machinery.
In 2021, Jake has enjoyed a busy campaign - serving as ROKiT Venturi Racing’s reserve driver in Formula E and as simulator driver with Mercedes’ F1 and championship-winning Formula E outfits. Further to that, he took part in FIA F3 at the Hungaroring with Carlin Buzz Racing, deputising for the injured Kaylen Frederick.
The Monza circuit is renowned for its high speeds and long straights, as drivers spend up to 80% of the lap at full throttle and reach speeds of just over 200mph. Coupled with a series of heavy braking zones, such as the Rettifilo chicane at the start of the lap, the circuit is built for action-packed racing.
Heading to the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, the fastest circuit on the calendar, Jake is excited to get back behind the wheel at a circuit he took victory at in 2020 in Formula 3.
“I’m delighted to be reuniting with HWA RACELAB for the FIA F2 championship at Monza,” Jake said. “I really enjoyed my first time in the F2 car at Sochi last year with the team and I’m looking forward to stepping back in this weekend. I managed to take a victory here in 2020 with the HWA RACELAB team in F3, so I’m feeling confident that we can do another good job together this weekend despite that lack of preparation! I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at HWA RACELAB for showing their trust in me once again and bringing me onboard.”
The action begins on Friday morning with Free Practice at 11:20 local time (10:20 BST) followed by Qualifying at 16:50 (15:50) later in the day. An action-packed Saturday sees the two Sprint Races take place at 08:50 (07:50) and 14:45 (13:45) respectively with the Feature Race following on Sunday morning at 10:25 (09:25).
Viewers in the UK can catch all of the action live on Sky Sports F1 throughout the weekend and follow live timing through the official FIA Formula 2 website.