Formula One 2013 Season Review: All Posts, One Place

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As we did for NASCAR and IndyCar previously, here’s a roundup of MotorSportsTalk’s 2013 Formula One season review pieces from my MotorSportsTalk colleagues Luke Smith, Keith Collantine, Chris Estrada and your’s truly.

Little more needs to be said after a Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull crushing season, but in case you missed any posts either recapping 2013 or the first ones leading into 2014, they’re all linked below:

FEATURES

DRIVER REVIEWS

1.  Sebastian Vettel
2.  Fernando Alonso
3.  Mark Webber
4.  Lewis Hamilton
5.  Kimi Raikkonen
6.  Nico Rosberg
7.  Romain Grosjean
8.  Felipe Massa
9.  Jenson Button
10. Nico Hulkenberg
11. Sergio Perez
12. Paul di Resta
13. Adrian Sutil
14. Daniel Ricciardo
15. Jean-Eric Vergne
16. Esteban Gutierrez
17. Valtteri Bottas
18. Pastor Maldonado
19. Jules Bianchi
20. Charles Pic
21. Heikki Kovalainen
22. Giedo van der Garde
23. Max Chilton

NEOM McLaren Formula E announces Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast for 2023 season

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Doubling down on their commitment to electric auto sports, McLaren Racing announced Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast to compete in the 2023 Formula E Series (FE), which completes their driver lineup.

The NEOM McLaren FE team was formed by the acquisition of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E team that won the 2021 and 2022 championships with Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries behind the wheel.

“Today’s announcement feels like a long time coming,” said Ian James, managing director of NEOM McLaren Electric Racing in a release. “Since May this year, when we first announced McLaren Racing’s entry into Formula E, we have been working tirelessly to get in place the best possible team and structure for sustainable success.

“On the one hand, we have been working on the retention of the amazing talent that already was in place before going into the transitional phase. I’m proud to say I think we’ve done a great job on that front.

“On the other hand, we have been focusing on putting in place new processes and new talent – and the latter includes the drivers.”

The driver lineup clasps the two hands together.

Hughes brings 10 years racing experience in single seater cars, including a role with the acquired Mercedes-EQ team as a reserve and development driver for the past two seasons. He is the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 champion and has multiple wins in Formula 2, including two in 2020.

Announced in August, Rast joins the team after earning two podium finishes and six top-fives in 22 career Formula E starts for Audi Sport ABT before returning to the DTM Series last year. Rast’s best finish in Formula E came in the Puebla E Prix when he finished second to teammate Lucas di Grassi by less than a half second.

McLaren’s commitment to Formula E comes one year after they entered the Extreme E rally series in 2022 with Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmour in the driver lineup. After a modest start to the season, the McLaren XE drivers crossed the finish line first in Round 4 in Chile, but were assessed a time penalty that dropped them to fifth. Last week in the season finale in Uruguay, they held onto a hard-earned second place finish.