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Alex Lynn
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom British
P.o.B. Goodmayes, London, UK
D.o.B. 17 September 1993
Date of Death
Début Flag of Bahrain 2015 Bahrain Feature Race
Titles 0 (6th 2016)
GP2 Series Career
Entries 44 (0 Starts)
Wins Points Poles
5 234 2
Fastest Laps

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First Win Flag of Spain 2015 Catalunya Feature Race
Teams Flag of France DAMS

Alexander George Lynn (born 17 September 1993) is a British racing driver, who competed in the FIA GP2 Series during the 2015 and 2016 seasons with DAMS.[1] A former GP3 Series Champion and Red Bull Junior Team member, Lynn would leave GP2 at the end of the 2016 campaign, having secured a full time drive in the World Endurance Championship.[2]

Background

Lynn began his career in karting, racing in the Rotax Mini Max and JICA classes until moving to the KF2 class in 2008.[3] The following season, Lynn graduated to single seater race cars, beginning his climb up the motorsport ladder via Formula Renault.[3] It took a full season of racing before Lynn tasted success, although the Brit would win both the Winter Cup and and the British Formula Renault series in 2010 and 2011.[3]

An Expanded Experience

Winning Formula Renault outright earned Lynn a shot at the 2012 British Formula Three Championship, as well as a number of races in the Euro Series.[3] His first win came midway through the season, while the Brit also made his debut in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix, finishing third.[3] Another season and another promotion in 2013 followed, with Lynn moving into the newly created FIA Formula 3 European Championship.[3]

2013 would be one of Lynn's best seasons, the Brit finishing third in the F3 Championship while also returning to Macau to win the Grand Prix outright.[3] His exploits earned him a spot in the Red Bull Junior Team programme, with the Brit moving to the GP3 Series for 2014.[3] Debut delight followed, with Lynn taking pole, fastest lap and victory in his first race, before going on to win the series at the end of the season.[3]

Lynn's prize for winning GP3 in 2014 would be a test in a GP2 Series car, as well as a test in a Formula One machine.[3] His efforts also landed an offer to become a development driver with the Williams F1 Team, ending his connection with Red Bull.[3] Regardless, Lynn would partner another Red Bull protege in the form of Pierre Gasly during the 2015 season.[3]

GP2 Series History

Post GP2 Series Career

Lynn left the GP2 Series ahead of its transformation to the FIA Formula 2 Chamionship, opting instead to race in the LMP2 class of the World Endurance Championship for 2017.[2] Later that year Lynn would secure a full-season seat in the Formula E Championship alongside ex-GP2 racer Sam Bird.[4] For 2018/19 Lynn would get a seat as a factory Aston Martin driver in the WEC, as well as take over Nelson Piquet Jr.'s seat in FE.[5]

Full GP2 Series Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Alex Lynn's career in the GP2 Series in statistical form.

GP2 Series Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Alex Lynn during their GP2 career:

Alex Lynn's Overall GP2 Series Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2015 Flag of France DAMS 2 Dallara GP2/11 6th 110
2016 Flag of France DAMS 5 Dallara GP2/11 6th 124

Career Results

Below is a table showing Alex Lynn's full GP2 Series record.

FIA GP2 Series Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
2015 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Russia Flag of Bahrain Flag of the United Arab Emirates 6th 110
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
19th 15th 5th 1st 13th 11th 3rd 20th 5th 6th 1st 9th 11th 8th Ret 10th Ret 10th 8th 3rd 8th CAN
2016 Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Malaysia Flag of the United Arab Emirates 6th 124
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
6th 1st 4th 5th Ret 9th 11th 3rd 16th 14th 12th Ret 7th 1st 3rd 10th 12th 5th 4th 12th 8th 1st

References

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References:
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  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 'Alex Lynn', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 20/09/2017), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Lynn, (Accessed 24/09/2017)
  4. 'Lynn joins Bird for full-time drive at DS Virgin', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 05/09/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/september/lynn-joins-bird-for-full-time-drive-at-ds-virgin/, (Accessed 05/09/2017)
  5. Alex Kalinauckas, 'Piquet splits with Jaguar Formula E team', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 28/03/2019), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/piquet-jaguar-split/4359901/, (Accessed 28/03/2019)

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