Hughes joined McLaren having spent two years with Mercedes because the German producer’s reserve and growth driver throughout its time in System E, earlier than the operation was taken over by McLaren this season.
The Briton instantly impressed on his debut in Mexico Metropolis, qualifying third and difficult in direction of the entrance earlier than ending fifth.
He claimed pole in solely his third outing in Diriyah and began on pole once more in Monaco, the place he led briefly earlier than ending fifth as he completed the season twelfth within the drivers’ standings.
“I’m actually comfortable to be remaining with the McLaren System E Crew for Season 10,” stated Hughes.
“The group has been my house for quite a lot of years, and I’ve cherished each minute of it. “We had a little bit of a combined season, however I had plenty of private highlights which I’m hoping to construct upon subsequent 12 months with the group and struggle for wins and podiums, which I’ve little doubt we’ll have the ability to obtain collectively. I can’t await Season 10.”
Hughes additionally set a world document forward of the London season-finale when he posted a brand new indoor land pace document utilizing a specifically modified model of the Gen3 automobile in a head-to-head with Lucas di Grassi.
“I’m excited to have the ability to share that we are going to be persevering with our relationship with Jake,” added McLaren group principal Ian James.
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“Despite the fact that we by no means had any doubts about his efficiency, he impressed the group and the broader paddock with a terrific rookie season. Jake’s dedication to the group and to System E is excellent.”
Whereas McLaren confirmed on Thursday that Hughes would stay with the group subsequent season, it introduced on Tuesday that Rene Rast can be leaving the squad after only one season collectively.
The three-time DTM champion struggled throughout this 12 months’s marketing campaign, securing just one podium end in Diriyah, and ending eight factors behind Hughes within the drivers’ standings.
An announcement from the group learn: “Rene has been an integral a part of the group’s successes and learnings as its first season because the McLaren System E Crew.
“Rene has taken the troublesome choice to pursue different alternatives, and the group totally helps his choice. We are able to’t thank him sufficient for every thing he’s completed for the group over the previous 12 months.”