Alex Lynn, or Alexander George Lynn what is his full name, was born on 17th of September 1993 in Goodmayes. He is 2014 GP3 Series champion and one of the British hot prospects in the open wheel racing.
British racing driver Alex Lynn
Successful years in Formula Renault
He began his career in karting as an eleven-year-old kid, driving for Andy Cox racing. In 2008, he moved to Ricky Flynn Motorsport, finishing the season in sixth place. In 2009, he took part in Formula Renault UK Winter Cup finishing tenth, with the same results in Formula Renault UK Series, but winning the Graduate Cup at Brands Hatch. In the following years, he improved greatly, winning 2010 Formula Renault UK Winter Cup and 2011 Formula Renault UK, also appearing in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Toyota Racing Series.
Alex Lynn, Fortec Motorsport, Formula Renault
Solid performances in Toyota Racing Series
Driving in New Zealand's Toyota Racing Series between the duties in Winter Cup and Formula Renault UK, Lynn finished ninth overall and had one race victory, at Teretonga Park. In 2013, he made another appearing in the series and this time he did much better. The Briton was the championship runner-up after winning three races and having nine podium finishes.
His Formula Three years have also been marked by great results. Driving for Fortec Motorsports, he finished the 2012 British Formula 3 in 4th position, winning two podiums in the Formula 3 Euro Series as well. In 59th SJM Macau Grand Prix, he was the first rookie since 2006 to earn pole position, he has finished third and he also has earned the title of the highest placed rookie ever.
Alex Lynn, winner at Macau
In 2013, he drove for Prema Powerteam and finished 3rd overall in FIA European F3 Championship. In November that year, he returned to Macau with Theodore Racing by Prema, winning the event on the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s victory for the same team.
GP3 Series champion
His competing in GP3 for Carlin Motorsport was supported by RedBull Junior Team programme, and the results were quite noticeable. Lynn won the championship with a 44 point advantage over Richie Stanaway, winning both pole positions and feature races in the first two events. Until the end of the season, Lynn clinched three wins (Spain, Austria and Belgium) and had five podium finishes.
Alex Lynn, Carlin GP3 Series
His consistent driving during the season earned him the title win, and a new contract with DAMS, the 2014 GP2 title-winning team. He was also given the chance to test-drive for Lotus F1 in Abu Dhabi, and his reply to the invitation was "I'm looking for someone who believes that I could lead a team one day."
Promotion to GP2 Series
In 2015, he debuted in GP2 Series with DAMS with an aim to win another title, but against stronger and probably more experienced rivals, he was 6th at the end of the season. Anyway, he could be happy with his rookie year as he scored two victories, at Catalunya and Hungaroring. For the 2016 campaign, Lynn prepares another attempt to win a GP2 crown, again with DAMS team.
Alex Lynn, DAMS, GP2 Series
Williams offered Lynn F1 hope
With many years still ahead of him and many things he has already accomplished, AlexLynn is a name to be remembered and we are definitely convinced that we haven't seen the last of him. He is waiting for a chance in Formula 1 championship after being named development driver for Williams team. Due to the new commitments, the talented driver had to separate ways with Red Bull and its development programme, but still, looks capable of achieving the goals even without that kind of support.
Williams' development driver Alex Lynn conquered GP3 Series and has GP2 title in his sight