Date of Birth: 05/09/2005


Race Driver

Height: 176cm

Weight: 66kg

Nationality: Australian & Japanese




Australian Kart Championship (Junior) - 2nd
Rotax Pro Tour Championship (Junior) - 3rd
Rotax World Grand Final (Junior) 
 - Qualified - 3rd Final - 9th


Australian Kart Championship (Elite Junior Class)
Round 1 – Win
(Season suspended due to COVID pandemic)


FIA French F4 Championship (FFSA Academy) - 2nd

FIA French F4Championship (FFSA Academy) - 2nd
Pole position: 7 times, Win: 10 races,

Podium: 14 races, Fastest lap record: 13 races

FIA F4 Spanish Championship - 2nd
Pole Position: 4 times, Win: 6 races,

Podium: 10 races, Fastest lap record: 6 races

FIA F3 Championship
Monaco Sprint race - Fastest lap record
Austria Feature race - 8th,

Silverstone Sprint race – 6th, 
Spa-Francorchamps Sprint race - 6th



Winner - 2017 Jason Richard Memorial Award

Hugh was awarded the Jason Richard Memorial Award wichi recognises outstanding competitive achievement and exceptional sportsmanship. Todate, Hugh is the only junior karter to have beenawarded this hornour.

was 29 of 50 for 350 yards and threw two touchdown passes Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 38-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He threw one interception, didn't fumble and was sacked two times.


Runner-up 2019 Australian Kart Championship

Driver of the Drivers Award

The Driver of the Drivers Award is voted by competitors across all classes in the Australian Kart Championship and awarded to the peer who displays outstanding competitive spirit, racinf success, and is an exemplary spokesperson for the sport.


Winner - 2020 Richard Mille young Talent Academy

The Richard Mile Young Talent Academy programme was developed by BirelART kart manufacture, leading European Sport Talent Agency, All Road Management and their long-term partners, boutique Swiss timepiece manufacturer Richard Mille, to identify and support Formula 1's future starts.

Held at Le Mans, France in late 2020, Hugh was selected from 10 of the world elite karters as the recipient of a scholarship for the 2021 french Formula 4 Championship and to beccome a member of the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy.



In 2023, my journey in FIA Formula 3 had two standout moments.


The first highlight was securing 5th place in qualifying during the inaugural round in Bahrain. The second was setting the fastest lap in the Sprint race at the iconic Monaco circuit.


The year 2023 was marked by numerous challenges, including my own errors, unfortunate racing incidents, and some team missteps.


Despite these setbacks, the experience was incredibly valuable, and I wouldn’t change a thing.


I've gained significant insights about myself and have learned how to approach events and situations in a much more effective way.



Poles Percentage 60%
WIN Rate Percentage 67%
Top 5 Percentage 92%

Hugh's exceptional talent is unmistakably demonstrated by his impressive results since he began competing in iRacing.


He has not only held his own but has also managed to defeat top-tier drivers, including the renowned Max Verstappen and other elite competitors.

21 -st
TOTAL 2024
48 -WINS
TOTAL 2024


Poles Percentage 16%
Fastest Lap Percentage 29%
WIN Rate Percentage 29%
Podium Percentage 61%
Top 5 Percentage 78%
Top 10 Percentage 95%

 Hugh is 6th on the all times Winning List 

The most successful drivers in Formula 4 history

18 wins, 11 poles and 35 podiums in 62 races   Post-F4: 19th in 2023 FIA F3 Championship

Barter does not have an F4 title to his name, but he was French F4 runner-up as a rookie and the year after repeated that feat while also coming second in the Spanish F4 standings.


It was not necessarily his two wins or consistency that gave him such a high championship placing when he first entered French F4 in 2021, but he scored strongly even when a few places back due to guest drivers racking up wins and podiums. The points in reversed-grid races also got spread out across the field.


In the final championship standings he was 23 points off the top, and the next year that gap grew to 59 despite Barter winning 10 races. This is because he was ineligible to score at Spa-Francorchamps and Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit having already raced there in his parallel Spanish F4 campaign. Given he won twice at both venues, it cost him the title.

As for the Spanish F4 season, Barter won six races (none at Spa or Valencia) but trailed the champion by 113 points.

Average Qualifing Position
4 -th
Fastest Laps
18 -Fastest Laps
Average Finishing Position
4 -th
Average Place Gained
1 -place


Qualified World Titles
2 -Times
State Titles
9 -Times

Hugh's exceptional talent in karting was clear from the moment he began at the tender age of five. His skill and dedication quickly translated into numerous victories and state titles.


These impressive achievements didn't go unnoticed, and he was soon headhunted to join the prestigious Daniel Ricciardo's Ricciardo Kart Australian Factory Team.