Alex Lynn: “We weren’t as fast as we would have liked”

Alex Lynn - Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service

Despite not being able to finish either race in Monaco on the podium, Alex Lynn was content to take a good haul of points away from the principality, with the DAMS driver finishing fourth in the Feature race and fifth in the Sprint race.

The British driver was disappointed to qualify sixth for the Feature race, but survived a puncture to secure a strong fourth place finish, which he was happier about when some of his rivals for the championship, especially Pierre Gasly and Sergey Sirotkin, failed to score points at all.

“The key to a good weekend is starting with a strong baseline and right from the first lap in Monaco, the car gave me a lot of confidence,” revealed Lynn. “We went into qualifying with high expectations, but in a difficult group, we were unfortunately on the wrong end of a tenth-of-a-second.

“Nevertheless, we picked the right strategy for the Feature Race and finishing fourth when a few of our major rivals didn’t score was very important for the championship.”

Lynn went into the Sprint race on Saturday looking to score some more good points, and drove a clean and competitive race to finish fifth, just ahead of Norman Nato, Oliver Rowland and Artem Markelov.

“The goal for race two was consolidation, and that’s what we achieved,” said Lynn. “We weren’t as fast as we would have liked to be, but there’s a long way to go yet so we’ll happily take the 19 points and move on to Baku in the thick of the title battle.”