Hughes says he’s “impressed” with McLaren’s work in Formula E – Formula E News

THE Formula E counts down the days for the first double round of the 2022/23 season, scheduled for next weekend, with the Diriyah’s EP. AND Jake Hughesnewcomer in the category by McLarenhighlighted the importance of having achieved a good debut in the Mexico City — finished in fifth place — before his first experience with the car at the Saudi track.

“I can’t wait to race Diriyah,” said Hughes. “I had a very positive first race in Mexico City, starting third and finishing fifth. It was my first race in Formula E, my first points and a good foundation to build on throughout the season.”

In Hughes’ view, McLaren — which incorporated Mercedes’ structure to enter Formula E — has adapted quickly to the new car. gen3, which enhances the team’s qualities at the start of the season. In addition to the British, the Woking team also has the services of René Rastwhich he abandoned in his re-debut in the category.

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Hughes pressured Di Grassi the entire race in Mexico, but lost fourth to Lotterer at the end (Photo: Formula E)

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“I’m very impressed with how the team has adapted to Gen3, and we’re working really well together,” he said. “This will be crucial in Diriyah as we go into the first double round of the season,” he said.

Finally, the English driver — who has raced in Diriyah on the simulator, but never in real life — said he likes the layout of the Arab track and trusts McLaren to be adequately prepared to repeat the good result in Saudi Arabia — or even get it something better.

“I think the track is one of the best on the calendar, so I’m really looking forward to it,” he pointed out. “With luck, with the same work and the same preparation that we had in Mexico City, we will be able to achieve similar results”, he concluded.

THE Diriyah’s EP, Formula E’s first double round of 2023, takes place this weekend. THE race 1 is scheduled for Friday (27)while the second dispute happens in Saturday. Both tests are scheduled to start at 2 pm (Brasilia time).

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