Alex Lynn is an established champion and the most versatile British racing driver in the sport, having excelled both in single-seaters and sports cars. A winner of the Sebring 12 Hours, he is also competing in the World Endurance Championship and in many other of the most famous endurance races in the world, such as Le Mans, Petit Le Mans and the Nurburgring 24 Hours, where he is a factory driver with BMW Motorsport. He also finds time to carry out a reserve driver role for DS Virgin Racing in Formula E, attending every race. A former GP3 champion, last year Alex raced in the GP2 series with French team DAMS and won three races. He was also Development Driver for Williams Martini Racing in Formula 1.
Alex was born on September 17, 1993 in Essex. His favourite track is Silverstone, and his motorsport hero is Michael Schumacher, "for his single-minded determination to be the best." When he's not racing, Alex would love to be driving a lime green Lamborghini Miura SV, preferably preferably listening to music or sport on the radio.
Alex Lynn wins the Sebring 12 Hours with Ricky and Jordan Taylor
Born: 17th September 1993
Job description: Racing Driver
2016: GP2 Series with DAMS (6th with 3 wins), F1 Development Driver with Williams Martini Racing
2015: GP2 Series with DAMS (6th with 2 wins), F1 Development Driver with Williams Martini Racing
2014: GP3 Series with Carlin Motorsport (champion)
2013: European F3 Championship with Prema Powerteam (3rd), Macau Grand Prix (winner), Masters of Formula 3 (2nd)
2012: British Formula 3 Championship (3rd), Macau Grand Prix (3rd)
2011: British Formula Renault Championship (champion)
2010: British Formula Renault (champion), Winter Series Championship (champion)
Alex began his single-seater career in Formula Renault UK, dominating the 2011 championship with a record 12 wins from 20 race starts. He was subsequently named British Club Driver of the Year at the 2011 Autosport Awards.
Alex moved up to British F3 the following year and finished fourth before progressing to the prestigious FIA European F3 Championship in 2013 where he claimed third in the standings as the highest placed rookie. Alex ended the season with a dominant victory in the coveted Macau F3 Grand Prix.
In 2014, Alex wrapped up the GP3 title with a record points margin, also becoming the first Englishman to claim this title.
As well as his Development Driver duties for Williams Martini Racing in 2016, Alex also competed in GP2 Series for the championship-winning DAMS racing team for a second year.
"Sports car racing is some of the purest competition on earth. But it's even harder to win. So to be at the top of that; to write your name among the legends... that's the goal. At the same time, Formula E is definitely going places. So, my personal dream? It’s to be the first driver to do the 'double crown': Formula E and World Endurance champion. Maybe it won't be possible. But how do you know until you try?"
It's something I tried properly in 2016 and I loved it. Racing for that amount of time is something very different to what I'm used to, and the cars are very different too. I'm looking forward to more of it this year.
The Nordschleife; the 'green hell'... call it what you like. It's the world's ultimate race track. And to be part of the BMW factory team - a manufacturer with such an amazing history there – is more than just a privilege. It's an absolute honour.
▪ Formula E
I can't remember the last time that a brand-new series arrived in motorsport and attracted so many of the world's top manufacturers more or less instantly. Formula E captures the spirit of modern racing perfectly - and I'm convinced that so much more is still to come.
Although I've moved to Oxford, Essex will always be home for me and I love going back to see friends and family.
▪ Top holiday destination
Definitely skiing. I love skiing. I tend to get bored on holidays if I'm sitting on a beach for too long. If I go skiing then it's an activity as well and it’s good from a fitness point of view. I don't like to be sitting around.
▪ The person who's influenced him the most
I'd say my dad is my biggest influence. He's somebody I look up to the most. He's been a role model for me. When I was growing up I was very influenced by Michael Schumacher who was my sporting hero.
▪ What three things do you never leave home without?
My iPhone, my wallet and I never leave home with any cash on me, which is always a problem.
▪ Favourite racing memory
Winning the Macau Grand Prix - it's the race that really set me on the career path I'm on now.
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