Lynn’s perfect GP3 run ends at Silverstone

16:41 09 July 2014

Alex Lynn on track at Silverstone.  Pictue by Jacob Ebrey/GP3 Series Media Service.

Alex Lynn on track at Silverstone. Pictue by Jacob Ebrey/GP3 Series Media Service.

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Dunmow’s Alex Lynn was unable to replicate Lewis Hamilton’s success at Silverstone this weekend as he was forced to settle for second and sixth place finishes in the third race weekend of the GP3 calendar.

The result was enough for the Red Bull Junior racer to maintain his place at the top of the driver’s standings though, eight points ahead of the weekend’s race one winner Jimmy Eriksson.

“It’s a shame not to have kept up my 100 per cent record of winning at GP3 rounds on my home ground of Silverstone,” said Lynn.

“But the important thing is that we got a strong second place, good points and I maintained my championship lead.”

During a wet qualifying, Lynn and his Carlin team just missed out on pole as Eriksson risked the possibility of red or yellow flags to take the position with a late run.

Despite pushing the Swedish driver hard and securing two points for the fastest lap, Lynn was unable to make the crucial overtake and had to settle for the runners-up position, as Eriksson secured an impressive lights to flag victory.

“I was all over him towards the end,” said Lynn.

“But I couldn’t outbrake him anywhere and he didn’t make any mistakes, so it would have been difficult to make a move. I just did the best I could, staying on his case.”

The result meant Lynn lined up in seventh place on the grid for race two.

Following a mixed opening lap, Lynn fought his way back up the field from 10th to finish in a respectable sixth place and secure crucial points for both himself and his team.

“After my two wins from start to finish at Barcelona and the Red Bull Ring, people were waiting for me to prove that I could race through the field.

“It’s nice to get that monkey off my back and score my first points in a reversed-grid race.”

Lynn will head to Hockenheim in Germany later this month (July 18-20) as he looks to extend his lead at the top of the driver’s standings.

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