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Alex Lynn
Alex Lynn
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom British
P.o.B. Flag of the United Kingdom Goodmayes, Greater London, England
D.o.B. 17 September 1993
Date of Death Unknown
Début Flag of the United States 2017 New York ePrix I
Final Race Unknown
Championships 0 (16th 2017/18)
First Win
Former Teams Flag of the United Kingdom DS Virgin Racing
Flag of the United Kingdom Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Formula E Career
Entries 21 (21 Starts)
Wins 0
Poles 1
Fastest Laps 0
Total Points 30
Podiums 0
FanBoosts 0
Current Season
Team Flag of India Mahindra Racing
Number Standings Points
94 26th 0

Alexander George Lynn (born 17 September 1993 in Goodmayes, Greater London, England) otherwise known as Alex Lynn, is a British racing driver who competes in the 2019/20 ABB Formula E Championship with Mahindra Racing.[1] A former driver for DS Virgin Racing during 2017/18, Lynn had initially started the 2019/20 season as a reserve driver for Jaguar Racing, although he would join Mahindra after Pascal Wehrlein left the team ahead of the reorganised season finale in Berlin.[1]

Lynn originally made his FE debut at the 2017 New York City ePrix I with Virgin Racing as a replacement for José María López, and duly impressed by claiming pole for his first race.[2] That impressed Virgin enough to hire the Brit for the full 2017/18 season, although Lynn would only claim minor points across the season.[3]

Having been left without a drive for 2018/19, Lynn would obtain a drive with Aston Martin in the World Endurance Championship, before replacing Nelson Piquet Jr. at Jaguar for the second half of the season.[4] However, after some impressive performances Lynn would missout on a seat with Jaguar to compatriot James Calado, although he was offered a test/reserve role with the squad.[5][6]

Yet, Lynn would get a third chance to secure a long-term FE future during the 2019/20 season, after securing the second Mahindra Racing seat for the final six rounds of the sixth FE season after Wehrlein left the Indian squad.[1]

Background

Lynn began his career in karting, racing in the Rotax Mini Max and JICA classes until moving to the KF2 class in 2008.[7] The following season, Lynn graduated to single seater race cars, beginning his climb up the motorsport ladder via Formula Renault.[7] 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.[7]

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.[7] His first win came midway through the season, while the Brit also made his debut in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix, finishing third.[7] Another season and another promotion in 2013 followed, with Lynn moving into the newly created FIA European F3 Championship.[7]

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.[7] His exploits earned him a spot in the Red Bull Junior Team programme, with the Brit moving to the w:c:motorsport:GP3 Series for 2014.[7] 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.[7]

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.[7] His efforts also landed an offer to become a development driver with the Williams F1 Team, ending his connection with Red Bull.[7] Regardless, Lynn would partner another Red Bull protege in the form of Pierre Gasly during the 2015 season.[7]

Endurance Ambitions

Two seasons for Lynn in GP2 saw the Brit claim five wins, although he was unable to mount a challenge for the title.[7] He would leave the series at the end of 2016, opting to take up a full season campaign in the World Endurance Championship for 2017, having got his first taste earlier that year.[7] The Brit would also get a single outing in the United SportsCar Championship in 2017, winning the 12 Hours of Sebring on his debut.[7]

Formula E History

Lynn was signed up to be DS Virgin Racing's reserve driver partway through the 2016/17 season, having completed a single test for Jaguar Racing at the 2016 Donington Test.[8] Virgin signed Lynn in the knowledge that José María López would miss the double header in New York, with Lynn duly stepping up to fill the Argentine racer's seat in mid-July.[2] It was an excellent first run for Lynn, the Brit stunning the field to claim pole on his debut, although issues during the race caused him to retire.[9] The Sunday race Lynn fared little better, failing to finish despite another strong quali-performance.

Full Time Fighter

Virgin were keen to sign Lynn up for a full season after his debut, and duly did so when Lopez left the team at the end of the 2016/17 season.[3] Lynn would therefore partner Sam Bird during his full rookie season, with both hoping to claim wins during 2017/18.[3] Indeed, Lynn seemed to be determined to repay the faith shown in him by Virgin, claiming two point scoring finishes in the season opening races in Hong Kong.[10]

Another points finish followed in Marrakech, before the Brit retired in Santiago with a complete failure of his electrical system.[11] Mexico City then yielded a tenth place finish for Lynn, ahead of a season best performance of sixth in Punta del Este, with Lynn fighting with Felix Rosenqvist and Mitch Evans throughout.[12] Yet, while he had been a consistent point scorer to that point, the second half of Lynn's maiden FE campaign would not go so well.

Indeed, the Brit would fail to score at all through to the end of the season, with two retirements coming in Rome and New York City.[13] The latter was a more spectacular exit, with the Brit spinning into the barriers through one of the fastest corners in FE, destroying the back end of his car.[13] Regardless, Lynn would finish the season in sixteenth place, with his tally of seventeen points keeping Mahindra away from Virgin in the Teams Championship.[13]

Jaguar Rejuvenation

Lynn lost his Virgin seat ahead of the 2018/19 season, with the team adding Robin Frijns to their line-up alongside Bird after a switch to customer Audi powertrains.[14] Lynn hence spent the first part of the season on the sidelines, before being asked to join Jaguar ahead of the 2019 Rome E-Prix after Nelson Piquet Jr. quit the lead.[4] The Brit ultimately failed to claim points on his debut as teammate Mitch Evans claimed victory, having never driven the new-for-2018/19 Jaguar I-Type III before the weekend.[15]

Lynn was taken out of the following race in Paris by Edoardo Mortara while battling outside of the points, before claiming a strong eighth place in Monaco after a race long battle with Stoffel Vandoorne.[16] Lynn duly made his first Super Pole appearance of the season in Berlin, only to drop out of the race late on while running in the top six.[17] The Brit duly claimed a strong seventh place at the 2019 Swiss E-Prix, moving up from ninth on the grid in tricky conditions.[18]

Heading into the season finale Lynn was tasked with supporting teammate Evans' bid for the title, and duly got into Super Pole to claim third on the grid for the New York City E-Prix I.[19] A strong start saw Lynn move into second and harass Sébastien Buemi for the lead, only for an MCU failure mid-race to end his hopes of victory.[19] Lynn subsequently ended the campaign with a quiet run to sixteenth in the season ending 2019 New York City E-Prix II, leaving him on 10 points and 18th in the Championship.[20]

Ahead of the 2019/20 season Lynn would missout on a race seat with Jaguar Racing, who hired James Calado to partner Evans, although Lynn was offered a reserve role.[5][6]

Mahindra Move

In June 2019, Lynn was signed by Mahindra Racing to replace Pascal Wehrlein for the remainder of the 2019/20 season[1]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Alex Lynn's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E Entries

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

Alex Lynn's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2016/17 Flag of the United Kingdom DS Virgin Racing[2] 37 DS Virgin DSV-02 23rd 3
2017/18 Flag of the United Kingdom DS Virgin Racing[3] 36 DS Virgin DSV-03 16th 17
2018/19 Flag of the United Kingdom Panasonic Jaguar Racing[4] 3 Jaguar I-Type III 18th 10
2019/20 Flag of India Mahindra Racing[1] 94 Mahindra M6Electro

Career Results

Below is a table showing Alex Lynn's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2016/17 Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Morocco Flag of Argentina Flag of Mexico Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of Canada 23rd 3
Ret Ret
2017/18 Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Morocco Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Uruguay Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of the United States Flag of the United States 16th 17
8th 9th 9th Ret 10th 6th Ret 14th 16th 16th Ret 14th
2018/19 Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Morocco Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Hong Kong Flag of China Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of the United States Flag of the United States 18th 10
12th Ret 8th Ret 7th Ret 16th
2019/20 Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Morocco Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany 26th 0

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 'Alex Lynn joins Mahindra Racing', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 24/06/2020), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/june/alex-lynn-mahindra, (Accessed 24/06/2020)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Alex Lynn gets DS Virgin call-up for New York', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 28/06/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/june/alex-lynn-gets-ds-virgin-call-up-for-new-york/, (Accessed 28/06/2017)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 '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)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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)
  5. 5.0 5.1 'James Calado completes Jaguar line up, ‘lighter’ 2019/20 challenger revealed ', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 02/10/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/october/james-calado-signs-to-jaguar, (Accessed 02/10/2019)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sam Smith, 'FORMULA E: Lynn Offered Jaguar Reserve Role', e-racing.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 22/10/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/lynn-offered-jaguar-reserve-role/, (Accessed 27/10/2019)
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 'Alex Lynn', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 20/09/2017), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Lynn, (Accessed 24/09/2017)
  8. 'DONINGTON PARK PRE-SEASON TESTING ENTRY LIST: ALEX LYNN AND ADAM CARROLL TO DRIVE FOR JAGUAR ON DAY ONE OF TESTING', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 23/08/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/august/donington-park-pre-season-testing-entry-list/, (Accessed 06/09/2016)
  9. 'Bird soars to historic Qualcomm New York City ePrix win', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 15/07/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/july/bird-soars-to-historic-qualcomm-new-york-city-eprix-win/, (Accessed 18/07/2017)
  10. 'Many happy returns: Abt sails to victory in Hong Kong harbour', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/12/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/december/many-happy-returns-abt-sails-to-victory-in-hong-kong-harbour/, (Accessed 03/12/2017)
  11. 'Vergne steals the show in epic Santiago E-Prix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/02/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/february/vergne-steals-the-show-in-epic-santiago-e-prix/, (Accessed 03/02/2018)
  12. 'JEV holds off di Grassi in battle for Punta del Este', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 17/03/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/march/jev-holds-off-di-grassi-in-battle-for-punta-del-este/, (Accessed 17/03/2018)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 'Di Grassi victorious as Vergne clinches championship crown', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/07/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/july/di-grassi-victorious-as-vergne-clinches-championship-crown/, (Accessed 15/07/2018)
  14. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named RFri18A
  15. 'Emotional maiden win for Evans in Rome, Lotterer second', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 13/04/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/april/race-report-rome-2019, (Accessed 13/04/2019)
  16. 'Vergne masters Monaco while Massa claims maiden Formula E podium ', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 11/05/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/may/race-report-monaco-2019, (Accessed 12/05/2019)
  17. 'Di Grassi victorious in the battle for Berlin, home race victory for Audi', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 25/05/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/may/race-report-berlin-2019, (Accessed 25/05/2019)
  18. 'Vergne victorious in frantic battle for Bern ahead of Championship finale', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 22/06/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/june/race-report-bern-2019, (Accessed 23/06/2019)
  19. 19.0 19.1 'Buemi wins in New York but disaster for Champ Vergne extends title challenge', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 13/07/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/july/race-report-nyc-2019, (Accessed 14/07/2019)
  20. 'Frijns wins while Vergne claims historic two-time Championship title in New York', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/07/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/july/race-report-nyc-2-2019, (Accessed 15/07/2019)
2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
ABT Schaeffler Audi SportDS Virgin RacingFaraday Future Dragon RacingMahindra RacingMS Amlin AndrettiNextEV NIOPanasonic Jaguar RacingRenault e.DamsTecheetahVenturi Formula E Team
Manufacturers
ABT SchaefflerAndretti TEDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNextEVPenskeRenaultVenturi Automobiles
Cars
Spark-Renault SRT 01E
ABT Schaeffler FE02Andretti ATEC-02DS Virgin DSV-02Jaguar I-Type IMahindra M3ElectroNextEV FormulaE 002Penske 701-EVRenault Z.E. 16Venturi VM200-FE-02
Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr. • 4 Stéphane Sarrazin/Tom Dillmann • 5 Maro Engel • 6 Loïc Duval/Mike Conway • 7 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 8 Nicolas Prost • 9 Sébastien Buemi/Pierre Gasly • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 19 Felix Rosenqvist • 20 Mitch Evans • 23 Nick Heidfeld • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Robin Frijns • 28 António Félix da Costa • 33 Ma Qing Hua/Esteban Gutiérrez • 37 José María López/Alex Lynn • 47 Adam Carroll • 66 Daniel Abt • 88 Oliver Turvey
E-Prix
Hong KongMarrakechBuenos AiresMexico CityMonacoParisBerlin IBerlin IINew York City INew York City IIMontreal IMontreal II
Tests
2016 Donington Test
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2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerDragon RacingDS Virgin RacingMahindra RacingMS&AD Andretti Formula ENIO Formula E TeamPanasonic Jaguar RacingRenault e.DamsTecheetahVenturi Formula E Team
Manufacturers
Andretti TEAudiDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNextEVPenskeRenaultVenturi Automobiles
Cars
Andretti ATEC-03Audi e-tron FE04DS Virgin DSV-03Jaguar I-Type IIMahindra M4 ElectroNextEV NIO 003Penske EV-2Renault Z.E. 17Venturi VM200-FE-03
Drivers
1 Lucas di Grassi • 2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr. • 4 Edoardo Mortara/Tom Dillmann • 5 Maro Engel • 6 Neel Jani/José María López • 7 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 8 Nicolas Prost • 9 Sébastien Buemi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 18 André Lotterer • 19 Felix Rosenqvist • 20 Mitch Evans • 23 Nick Heidfeld • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Kamui Kobayashi/Tom Blomqvist/Stéphane Sarrazin • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 Alex Lynn • 66 Daniel Abt • 68 Luca Filippi/Ma Qing Hua
E-Prix
Hong Kong IHong Kong IIMarrakechSantiagoMexico CityPunta del EsteRomeParisBerlinZürichNew York City INew York City II
Tests
ValenciaRookie Test
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2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingGEOX DRAGONHWA RacelabMahindra RacingNIO Formula E TeamNissan e.DamsPanasonic Jaguar RacingVenturi Formula E Team
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNIONissanPenskeVenturi
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE05BMW iFE.18DS E-Tense FE 19Jaguar I-Type IIIMahindra M5ElectroNIO Sport 004Nissan IM01Penske EV-3Venturi VFE 05
Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr./Alex Lynn • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
E-Prix
Ad DiriyahMarrakechSantiagoMexico CityHong KongSanyaRomeParisMonacoBerlinBernNew York City INew York City II
Tests
ValenciaAd DiriyahRookie TestMexico City
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2017/182019/202018/19 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Season
2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingGEOX DRAGONMahindra RacingMercedes-Benz EQ Formula E TeamNIO 333 FE TeamNissan e.DamsPanasonic Jaguar RacingROKiT Venturi RacingTAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraMercedes-BenzNIONissanPenskePorsche
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE06BMW iFE.20DS E-Tense FE20Jaguar I-Type IVMahindra M6ElectroMercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01NIO FE-005Nissan IM02Penske EV-4Porsche 99X Electric
Drivers
2 Sam Bird3 Oliver Turvey4 Robin Frijns5 Stoffel Vandoorne6 Brendon Hartley7 Nico Müller11 Lucas di Grassi13 António Félix da Costa17 Nyck de Vries18 Neel Jani19 Felipe Massa20 Mitch Evans22 Oliver Rowland23 Sébastien Buemi25 Jean-Éric Vergne27 Alexander Sims28 Maximilian Günther33 Ma Qing Hua36 André Lotterer48 Edoardo Mortara51 James Calado64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio66 Daniel Abt/René Rast94 Pascal Wehrlein/Alex Lynn
E-Prix
Diriyah IDiriyah IISantiagoMexico CityMarrakechBerlin IBerlin IIBerlin IIIBerlin IVBerlin VBerlin VI
Cancelled E-Prix
Sanya E-PrixRome E-PrixParis E-PrixSeoul E-PrixJakarta E-PrixNew York City E-PrixLondon E-Prix
Tests
ValenciaRookie Test
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ABB FIA Formula E Drivers
2018/19 Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr. • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
2018/19 Test/Reserve Drivers
Simona de SilvestroAntonio FuocoDaniel JuncadellaMa Qing HuaNico MüllerNorman NatoJames RossiterBruno SpenglerMitsunori TakaboshiHo-Pin TungBeitske Visser
Former
Jaime AlguersuariMarco AndrettiNathanaël BerthonTom BlomqvistMatthew BrabhamAdam CarrollMichela CerrutiKarun ChandhokMike ConwaySalvador DuranLoïc DuvalMaro EngelLuca FilippiAlex FontanaAntonio GarciaPierre GaslyEsteban GutiérrezNick HeidfeldNeel JaniKamui KobayashiKatherine LeggeFabio LeimerVitantonio LiuzziAlex LynnFranck MontagnyCharles PicNicolas ProstRené RastStéphane SarrazinTakuma SatoBruno SennaOriol ServiàScott SpeedJarno TrulliJacques VilleneuveJustin WilsonSakon Yamamoto
Test
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