Alex Lynn admitted that he and DAMS should be fighting at the front of the field in every race after claiming a podium finish in the Feature race at Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday.
Lynn felt his team improved a little bit during qualifying compared to previous races, taking eighth on the grid, but then drove a clean strong race to finish third behind former team-mate Pierre Gasly and fellow Briton Jordan King.
“We’re still struggling a bit in qualifying, but this weekend was a big step forward,” said Lynn. “I think we’ve got more to learn with the tyres but our pace is strong.
“It felt good to be back on the podium on Saturday. It’s always more special than in Sunday’s Sprint event. We should be fighting at the front, and I enjoyed the race a lot.
“We had a clean pit stop which is a really good thing about DAMS – we got the undercut on [Raffaele] Marciello and [Antonio] Giovinazzi. Then I made my way through and passed [Gustav] Malja. As Norman [Nato] stopped, that put us into a great podium position. It was a really solid and clean performance, which was much-needed.”
Unfortunately Lynn was one of seven drivers to be penalised with a ten-second penalty post race after Sunday’s Sprint race, meaning the Briton lost sixth place and fell to tenth.
“Sunday’s Sprint race was disappointing with the penalty but it was generally difficult to pass,” said Lynn. “I was pleased to be able to fight back up to sixth on the road.”