Alex Lynn takes two top-six finishes at Silverstone
PUBLISHED: 10:49 09 July 2015
Alex Lynn did not make the GP2 Series podium at Silverstone as he had hoped over the weekend, however he was satisfied with two top six finishes for DAMS in front of his home crowd.
The 21-year-old from Dunmow took a fifth and a sixth place in the championships, which are a step below Formula One.
Lynn, now fifth in the overall championship standings, said: “Two finishes in the top six at the British Grand Prix GP2 Series support races gave me good points, but it was a solid weekend rather than a very spectacular one, to be honest.”
In race one on Saturday, Lynn started 12th on the grid and ended up taking fifth spot.
Race two on Sunday saw Lynn, who is also a development driver with F1 team Williams, finish sixth from fourth on the grid.
“My pace wasn’t fantastic,” Lynn said about race two.
“It was a bad judgement call from my engineer and me to change the car so much.
“It’s always a lot cooler in the Sunday morning races, so you lose rear-tyre grip, and we overcompensated too much.
“I ended up with no front grip, and because the front-left was so dead I had to try to kill the rears to get the balance back.”
Of the weekend as a whole in front of the British racing fans, he said: “Certainly, it was great to race in front of my home crowd, and to spend the Grand Prix itself with the Williams team – that was pretty exciting!
“I just wish that, for me, Silverstone could have been better but it’s another one for the experience bank.
“I genuinely feel that every weekend we’re moving forward.
“I’m sure we’re not far off putting together a good qualifying and a good start to fight for more wins.”
Lynn will be hoping that it all comes together over the next racing weekend in the Series at the Hungaroring, Hungary on July 24.