Jake Hughes scores career-best FIA F2 result at Sochi



SOCHI - HIGHLIGHTS & FACTS

  • Jake Hughes teamed up with HWA RACELAB once again to contest the Sochi round of the FIA Formula 2 championship

  • The Brit was keen to build on his promising performance at Monza

  • An excellent qualifying performance from Jake placed him sixth on the grid - handing the team their best-ever FIA F2 starting position

  • Torrential rain curtailed Saturday’s running with the first Sprint Race postponed before being ultimately cancelled

  • The schedule was then reduced to one Sprint on Saturday and the standard Feature Race on Sunday

  • Lining up P6 for Saturday’s Sprint, Jake took full advantage of the tricky track conditions and was firmly in the fight for the podium places

  • The Birmingham-born driver excelled in the race to rise to P4 at the chequered flag

  • The result was his and the team’s best FIA F2 race result

  • Jake closed the weekend with P18 in Sunday’s Feature Race

JAKE’S RACE REVIEW

“I’d like to say a huge thank you and well done to everyone at HWA RACELAB. They’ve worked very hard to continue improving the car and our performance at the weekend is a testament to that. The weather conditions were atrocious on Saturday morning but I’m glad we were still able to get a race in later in the afternoon. The car felt great and that really allowed me to push on as we were in the mix for the podium - we can be very happy with how we performed and the end result. Thanks again to the team for the opportunity.”

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