NEOM McLaren extends Jake Hughes deal

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NEOM McLaren extends Jake Hughes deal

NEOM McLaren has announced that Jake Hughes will extend his stay at the team for the 2023/24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.


Hughes stepped up from his role as Reserve and Development Driver with Mercedes-EQ in Seasons 7 and 8 into an impressive rookie campaign in Season 9, qualifying third on debut at the Mexico City E-Prix back in January going on to finish fifth in the race. 

The 29-year old then went on to secure the team's first Formula E podium in Diriyah, before doubling his pole count in Monaco.

diriyah moment hughes

“I’m really happy to be remaining with the NEOM McLaren Formula E Team for Season 10," said Hughes. "The team has been my home for a number of years, and I have loved every minute of it. We had a bit of a mixed season, but I had a lot of personal highlights which I’m hoping to build upon next year with the team and fight for wins and podiums, which I have no doubt we’ll be able to achieve together. I can’t wait for Season 10.” 

While Hughes remains, McLaren announced that Rene Rast would not be around for Season 10 - leaving Hughes with a new teammate for the forthcoming campaign.

Ian James, Managing Director, NEOM McLaren Electric Racing and Team Principal, NEOM McLaren Formula E Team, added: “I am excited to be able to share that we will be continuing our relationship with Jake. Even though we never had any doubts about his performance, he impressed the team and the wider paddock with a great rookie season. Jake’s commitment to the team and to Formula E is outstanding. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for Jake and the NEOM McLaren Formula E Team.” 

“I am delighted that Jake will remain with the NEOM McLaren Formula E Team for Season 10," said Zak Brown, McLaren Racing CEO. "As we expected, Jake has proven himself to be an exceptional talent, delivering some strong results for the team in 2023, including two pole positions. As we look forward to Season 10, I’m excited to see what Jake and the team can achieve.”