Alex Lynn: “I’ve been really happy with the weekend”

Alex Lynn - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Alex Lynn ended his terrible run of results by securing his second GP2 Series victory of the season during Sunday’s Sprint race at the Hockenheimring.

The DAMS driver started the race second after being classified seventh during Saturday’s Feature race, despite finishing fifth, as he was handed a ten-second time penalty for tipping Norman Nato into a race-retiring spin.

But the British driver recovered superbly on Sunday, with Lynn jumping into the lead at the start and being out of reach from those behind him, even while managing his tyre wear in order to get to the chequered flag untroubled.

“I’ve been really happy with the weekend,” said Lynn. “It started well with P3 in free practice and some encouraging long runs, and in qualifying I genuinely believe pole position was possible, had I not had the traffic that left me starting P5.

“Race One should have gone better, but I had some traffic issues and then made a mistake and hit Norman Nato. But it’s encouraging that even with a 10-second penalty for that, we saved P7.

“In Race Two I made a good start, built a gap so I was out of DRS range from anyone else and then was able to manage my tyres to go on to win.”