2023 JAKARTA E-PRIX
ROUNDS TEN & ELEVEN | 2-4 JUNE
Jake Hughes secured another points finish despite enduring a tricky weekend for rounds ten & eleven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Jake and the NEOM McLaren Formula E Team kickstarted the weekend with free practice one on Friday and free practice two on Saturday, resulting in P16 and P20 respectively as the team readied themselves for qualifying.
In the first qualifying session of the weekend, which set the grid for round ten, Jake would secure P20.
In the race that followed, Jake would battle his way up through the field with good energy management to finish inside the top-ten, claiming a thoroughly deserved points finish.
Sunday's action got underway with free practice three where Jake would finish P19.
This would be followed up qualifying, where Jake would claim P8 on the starting grid for the race on Sunday afternoon.
It would not be a race to remember for Jake, with a recurring issue resulting in a disappointing DNF.
After the culmination of Sunday's action, Jake currently sits 10th in the championship standings on 46 points.
The next round will see the championship head to a brand new venue, Portland on the 24th June.
Watch the round ten & eleven race highlights and view the full classified race results for round ten & eleven.
“Overall, it was a difficult weekend for myself and the team, I think we had strong pace in Qualifying over one lap – it was just the lap that mattered where we didn’t have the car in the window. Due to Qualifying, we started the race in P20 and to finish P10 and earn a point is a good result. We were good with our energy management and the car balance was good."
"Qualifying on Sunday saw us get into the duels and claim a good starting position for the race, but we couldn't convert this into the result we wanted. During the race we had to manage an issue which meant we effectively couldn’t compete the way we were hoping, which topped off a challenging weekend overall. This weekend wasn’t one to remember, but I’m looking forward to racing in Portland in a few weeks.”
- Jake Hughes