• Jake Hughes: “I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.”
  • Thomas Strick: “Jake is a stroke of luck for us.”

Affalterbach, 20th February 2019 – The new HWA RACELAB driver has already proven in an impressive manner that he can battle for wins at Formula 3 level. Over the last three years, Jake Hughes was in action in the predecessor series of the FIA Formula 3 Championship and stood at the top of the podium at least once each season. In 2016 he won two races in the GP3 series for DAMS, in 2017 he finished first at the Nürburgring as driver of the HitechGP team in the Formula 3 European Championship, and last year he was fastest in the ART Grand Prix car at the GP3 race in Spielberg.

HWA RACELAB is one of ten teams in the newly established FIA Formula 3 Championship. Each team will compete with three cars. The series will share the bill with Formula 1 at eight race weekends and features a total of 16 races. Barcelona hosts the opening round on 11th May.

Jake Hughes (24, Great Britain)
“HWA has such a long-standing experience in motorsport, I’m delighted to be part of the family now. It’s an exciting phase in the history of the company and I get to help write a new chapter. I couldn’t pass up this opportunity. Together we will take on Formula 3 and compete against the absolute top teams in single-seater racing. I can’t wait for the season to get started and to battle for wins.”

Thomas Strick, Team Principal HWA RACELAB
“It’s a stroke of luck for us that we were able to get Jake Hughes on board as a driver. He has already proven his strength at this level on multiple occasions. No doubt he will help us find our feet quickly in this new series. This completes our team for the 2019 season. We were able to find the perfect mix of different race driver personalities that will complement each other well.”

About Jake Hughes
Born: 30th May 1994 in Birmingham (Great Britain)

Biggest successes:

  • 3 wins in the GP3 series
  • 1 win in the Formula 3 European Championship
  • Runner up in the 2018 F3 Asian Championship
  • Runner up in the 2015 Alpine Formel Renault
  • Champion of the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship