Alex Lynn is the British racing driver who currently competes with Aston Martin Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Previously, he was one of the hottest prospects in the open wheel racing, winning British Formula Renault in 2011, F3 Macau Grand Prix in 2013 and GP3 Series in 2014.
He is active in sports car competitions since 2016, recording his greatest succes in the US, where he won Sebring 12 Hours in 2017 as a member of Wayne Taylor Racing team.
British racing driver Alex Lynn was the 2013 Macau Grand Prix winner
Successful years in Formula Renault
Lynn 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 participation 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 stayed with DAMS and finished 6th again in the GP2 Series final classiffication.
Alex Lynn, DAMS, GP2 Series
Development driver for Williams F1 team
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.
His chances to enter Formula 1 grew up after he was named as development driver for Williams team in 2015. He spent two season with Williams but never get a chance to make step further towards F1.
Alex Lynn was Williams' development driver for two seasons
Focusing on sports car racing in 2017
Instead of F1, he turned his focus on sports car racing in 2017. He joined Manor in the last three rounds of the 2016 FIA WEC and then switched to G-Drive Racing to compete in the #26 Oreca 07 LMP2 car full season in the 2017 FIA WEC. He, Roman Rusinov and Pierre Thiriet won the race at Spa. In his 24h Le Mans debut, Lynn and his teammates didn't finish the race.
In March 2017, he had one-off apperance in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, joining Wayne Taylor Racing at Sebring 12 Hours. He partnered Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor on a way to victory in the #10 Cadillac DPi-V.R.
DS Virgin Racing signed Alex Lynn for the 2017/2018 Formula E season
Formula E as a new challenge
During 2017, Alex was also a reserve driver for DS Virgin Formula E team. He debuted in the electric single-seater series as a replacement for Jose Maria Lopez at New York ePrix in July. He showed his potential by clinching the pole position. Unfortunately, he retired in both races.
For the 2017/2018 Formula E season, DS Virgin signed Lynn as a full-time driver. In twelve races, he scored points five times to finish 16th in the final standings. In the 2018/2019 Formula E season, Lynn joined Jaguar Racing in the second part of the season, recording eight starts but without notable results.
Alex Lynn joined Aston Martin Racing in 2018
Member of Aston Martin Racing FIA WEC team since 2018
In the FIA World Endurance Championship, Lynn changed a category in 2018 and joined Aston Martin Racing to drive a brand-new Aston Martin Vantage AMR in GTE Pro class. He was sharing the #97 car with Maxime Martin. They won the penultimate round at Spa and finished eighth in the final standings.
He stayed with Aston Martin Racing in the 2019-2020 FIA WEC season, continuing to share the #97 car with Maxime Martin.