Hughes ties up GP3 Series move with DAMS
Mclaren Autosport BRDC Award nominee Jake Hughes will move into GP3 this year with the DAMS team.
The 21-year-old Briton narrowly missed out on both the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and ALPS crowns last season.
The 2013 BRDC F4 champion will now graduate to GP3 after also testing FV8 3.5 and F3 machinery during the winter.
“I’m tremendously excited for this year,” said Hughes. “DAMS’ record speaks for itself. They have a track record of going into new championships and being on the pace right away. The new generation of car should even it out with the other teams. Some can carry stuff over from last year but DAMS knows the characteristics of the Pirelli tyre construction from GP2.
“It’s going to be difficult as it’s going to be the strongest grid GP3 has ever been. I like a challenge so it would be great to come out on top.”
Hughes will join DAMS for its maiden season in the category, but he also tested for Arden and Koiranen GP at the end of last year. He will be joined by Formula Renault rival Kevin Jorg and European F3 driver
Santino Ferrucci at the team.
Team boss Jean-paul Driot said. “It’s extremely competitive and full of fantastic drivers, but Jake, Santino and Kevin have lots of potential.”
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