Alex Lynn has announced that this season will be his last competing in the highly respected GP2 series, as he looks to progress in his racing career.
Lynn is no stranger to success- the 22-year-old has an impressive list of achievements under his belt as he competes in his second season of the well-respected GP2.
In his GP2 debut last year, Lynn finished an impressive sixth in the championship standings after two wins in Barcelona and Hungary with DAMS. Lynn also scored the role of development driver for Williams Martini Racing for the 2015 season and subsequently carried on in this role into 2016.
However, currently sitting 11th in the GP2 2016 championships standings, things have been a bumpy ride this year for the Essex-born racer and it was confirmed today he will not be returning to GP2 in 2017.
“Definitely no GP2 next year,” Lynn said to Motorsport.com. “This is my final year in junior single-seaters.”
Lynn also confirmed that his main goal would be to have success in Formula 1.
“My ultimate dream is to be F1 World Champion one day and I love being part of the Williams team,” Lynn told us.
“F1 is my dream so I’m going to keep working on that, and if it doesn’t work out I’ll need to think about what to do next.”
“Formula E is a really interesting series offering different challenges and some new circuits,” Lynn commented. Formula E would certainly be an option for him next year, aided by Jaguar’s newly-launched FE team that Williams have close technical connections with.
“To be honest I love all motorsport and I think it’s great that racing continues to evolve into new championships like this.”
2016 has been a frustrating season so far for the Williams F1 development driver; “I wanted to be a lot higher than 11th at this point in the season, so for the second part you can expect to see me pushing the car as hard as possible and fighting for the wins.”
With Lynn stepping down from GP2, it certainly seems he is hinging everything on a full-time Formula 1 race seat, although his options will be limited with many of the teams re-signing their current drivers.