The 2023 Formula E field is complete

There are no more bucket seats to be allocated for the upcoming season in Formula E! The last remaining wheel was McLaren’s second, and that’s it Jake Hughes was appointed to support René Rast during the brand’s first campaign in the all-electric championship.

McLaren took over from the Mercedes team in Formula E and Hughes was its reserve and development driver last season. He apparently convinced his managers to trust him to make up for departures Nyck de Vries and Stoffel Vandoorne to other horizons – the first to F1 with AlphaTauri, the second to DS Penske.

“When I was little, McLaren was one of the teams that made me want to start racing”says Hughes. “To come full circle and represent the team myself in Formula E sounds incredible. good to have this relationship and know what is expected of me.”

“To arrive at the moment when a new generation of single-seaters is launched in the championship excites me. It seems like a good opportunity, especially being a rookie. adventure!”

It is indeed a new era, which opens for Formula E with a single seater of 350 kW (about 470 hp) with revised aerodynamics. A new era for the team therefore renamed McLaren, which left its Brixworth base within the Mercedes High Performance Powertrains factory to join the Bicester Heritage site. In any case, its general manager Ian James is delighted with his new recruit.

“Jake is an exciting talent that we have worked with before as a reserve and development driver”James explains. “Over the years, the team and Jake have built a relationship that, along with his pure talent, will give us an advantage this season. We’re giving Jake the opportunity to prove himself in the deep end in Season 9, and his story is a perfect example on the talent development that our team believes in.”

Pre-season testing will take place in Valencia (Spain) from 13 to 16 December before the opening round in Mexico City on 14 January.

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The 2023 Formula E field

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