Lynn eyeing F1 promotion after impressive Silverstone test

Alex Lynn - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Alex Lynn hopes an excellent test at Silverstone for the Williams Martini Racing development driver earlier this week will boost his chances for a Formula 1 seat in 2017.

The British ace set the third fastest time on opening day of the final in-season test at the home of British motorsport, completing 54 laps in changeable conditions, and with Felipe Massa’s seat appearing to be under threat, the GP2 Series driver will hoped to have impressed in the test with a view to a potential 2017 seat.

“This is another day completed: no incidents, no problems and I did a good job and compared very competitively with the race drivers in the runs I did,” said Lynn.

“From my side, I’ve already said I feel ready to make this step up and today was another little tick in my experience book.”  

Lynn has split his commitments with Williams and his GP2 campaign, but the British driver has a had disappointing GP2 campaign currently in 9th place in the standings, and asked whether he would rather focus on his GP2 Series season or the Williams simulator, Lynn insisted GP2 is priority.

“I think to be honest, I need to get back to my usual programme with GP2 and keep my head down and crack on,” admitted the Briton.

This is the second year that Lynn has been part of Williams’ development driver programme and at the age of 22, the former GP3 Series Champion will look for an opportunity the competitive nature of Formula 1.