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Born in Nagoya, Japan, in Australia’s Grand Prix city – Melbourne, his passion for his sport is infectious, and his intention is clear – to become Formula 1 World Champion.
From his karting debut, Hugh displayed a rare calm confidence, ferociously competitive spirit, and outstanding technical ability. He consistently recorded wins and podium finishes from the outset with a methodical approach to continual improvement. Along the way Hugh has been selected to represent Australia on the international stage on multiple occasions, and signed as a lead driver for Daniel Ricciardo’s Ricciardo Kart Factory Team in 2020.
In acknowledgement of his outstanding performances, in late 2020 Hugh was one of ten of the world’s leading karters to be invited by to attend the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy in France. Hugh was selected as a Richard Mille Young Talent Academy driver for the 2021 French Formula 4 Championship.
2022 saw Hugh engaged in title fights for both the French and Spanish Formula 4 Champtionship allowing him to maximize his seat time and further hone and refine his racecraft. His natural ability, commitment, and the pursuit of excellence, Hugh is about to start the next phase of his exciting journey towards his ultimate goal – Formula 1.