35 Facts About Alex Lynn


Alexander George Lynn was born on 17 September 1993 and is a British racing driver.


Alex Lynn is from Great Dunmow, Essex and as of 2020, lives in Parsons Green, London.


Alex Lynn is a former pupil of Saint Nicholas School, Old Harlow, Essex.


Alex Lynn began his racing career in karting at the age of eleven with Andy Cox Racing.


In 2009 Alex Lynn made his debut in single-seaters taking part in the Formula Renault UK Winter Cup for Fortec Motorsport, finishing tenth in the standings.


Alex Lynn finished the main Formula Renault UK Series in the same position, winning the Graduate Cup by scoring his first podium at the final race of the season at Brands Hatch.


Alex Lynn continued his collaboration with Fortec for 2010 Formula Renault UK Winter Cup and the 2011 main series, becoming champion in both series, with three and twelve wins respectively.


Alex Lynn appeared in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 at Hungaroring and Silverstone.


Alex Lynn returned to New Zealand in January 2013 to contest the series again; this time with M2 Competition.


On 20 October 2011 it was announced that Alex Lynn would represent Fortec Motorsports in 2012 for the fourth consecutive year in British Formula 3 Championship.


Alex Lynn finished the 2012 British Formula 3 season in 4th place, with a race win at Silverstone and 5 podium places as well as 2 podiums in the Formula 3 Euro Series.


In November 2012 Alex Lynn travelled to Macau to compete in the prestigious 59th SJM Macau Grand Prix.


Alex Lynn earned pole position for the qualification race, the first rookie to do so since 2006.


On 15 November 2012 it was announced that Alex Lynn would be moving to Prema Powerteam and racing in the FIA European F3 Championship for the 2013 season.


Alex Lynn achieved 3rd overall in the championship and highest placed rookie driver, with 3 race wins, 14 podiums and 5 pole positions; including triple pole position at his home round at Brands Hatch.


In November 2013 Alex Lynn returned to Macau to compete in the Star River Windsor Arch 60th Macau Grand Prix with Theodore Racing by Prema, a collaboration between SJM Holdings, Teddy Yip Jr's Theodore Racing and Prema Powerteam.


Alex Lynn won the qualification race to give him pole position for the main race and went on to dominate the main race from start to finish; becoming the first Briton to win the Grand Prix since 2007.


Alex Lynn competed in the GP3 Series in 2014 for Carlin Motorsport as a member of the Red Bull Junior Team programme.


Alex Lynn won on his debut at the Circuit de Catalunya supporting the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix, starting from pole and setting the fastest race lap to take the maximum points from the race.


Alex Lynn won again at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, setting pole position before securing a comfortable win over his teammate, Emil Bernstorff.


In round four at Hockenheim in Germany, Alex Lynn consolidated that lead by finishing second and third in the two races.


Alex Lynn then recorded two fourth-placed finishes at the Hungaroring to extend his title advantage to 31 points over Richie Stanaway heading into the summer break.


Alex Lynn dominated the race, leading from start to finish.


Alex Lynn followed this up with a day of testing with Carlin.


Alex Lynn finished sixth in the championship, having scored two wins at Barcelona and the Hungaroring.


Alex Lynn remained with DAMS for the 2016 season, scoring two victories in the sprint races at Barcelona and Hockenheim.


On 28 January 2015, Alex Lynn was confirmed as the new development driver for the Williams F1 team, thereby severing his ties with Red Bull.


Alex Lynn landed the role of reserve driver for DS Virgin Racing in January 2017, and made his racing debut in July at the New York ePrix, in place of Jose Maria Lopez due to the latter's WEC commitments.


Alex Lynn finished the season with five point scoring results, 17 points, and 16th in the standings.


Alex Lynn scored points twice from the seven races, finishing with 10 points, and 18th in the standings.


Alex Lynn would perform better, finishing in the points three times, earning 16 points total, enough for 17th in the final standings.


Alex Lynn was taken to hospital after a crash in race 2 of the 2021 Diriyah ePrix, in which he launched over the rear wing of Mitch Evans' Jaguar, but wasn't seriously injured, and could race in all of the following races of the calendar.


Alex Lynn recorded his first podium in the 2021 Valencia ePrix, and then recorded another podium in the first race of the 2021 London ePrix, and won his first Formula E race at race 2 of his home ePrix in London.


Alex Lynn finished the season with 3 podiums, 78 points, and 12th in the standings, just 21 points off the champion Nyck de Vries.


Alex Lynn progressed to the Le Mans Hypercar category for the 2023 WEC season, driving a Cadillac V-Series.