user icon

Lynn joins Bird for full time seat at DS Virgin racing

  • Published on 06 Sep 2017 17:14
  • comments 0
  • By: Sam Gale

Alex Lynn has been confirmed as the full time driver for DS Virgin Racing for next years Formula E season. The Brit was the teams reserve driver last season, standing in for the New York City ePrix, where he outstandingly grabbed pole position in his first Formula E race. He will join Sam Bird in the team, who has raced for DS Virgin since the series' conception.

Lynn has a fairly impressive record throughout the junior single seater formulas, winning the 2011 Formula Renault UK series and the 2014 GP3 championship. His resume also includes a victory at the prestigious Macau F3 GP in 2013 and several GP2 wins to his name, as well as F1 tests for Renault and Williams.

Lynn will be replacing the three time WTCC champion Jose Maria Lopez who only managed two podiums in his one season with the team, whilst missing the teams most successful weekend in New York, where Bird scored two wins and Lynn grabbed pole position. Lynn's teammate Sam Bird is now a veteran of the series scoring five wins, nine podiums and four pole positions, with a best championship position of fourth.

Lynn reacting after the news said:  “I am over the moon at being promoted to a full-time drive with the DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team, having worked very closely with them since January this year, it has been a genuine pleasure to learn from such a fantastic group of high quality engineers and to integrate myself into their set-up.

"Indeed, I have been made to feel very welcome throughout their organisation and I would specifically like to thank Alex Tai for not only giving me the chance to make my series debut in New York, but for subsequently promoting me to this full-time race seat. I am currently enjoying helping the team to further develop the car and intend to fully repay everyone’s faith in me on track next season.”

 

Sam Gale

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team -
  • Points -
  • Podiums -
  • Grand Prix -
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Date of b. Sep 17 1993 (27)
  • Place of b. Goodmayes, United Kingdom
  • Weight 73 kg
  • Length 1.86 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar