Alex Lynn

RACING IN: WEC

Biography

Alex Lynn is a British racing driver with a prestigious array of factory partnerships under his belt including Williams F1, BMW Motorsport and Aston Martin Racing. 

Key Stats

Nationality

British

Hometown

Essex, UK

DOB

17th September

Favourite circuit

Nürburgring Nordschleife

Racing career

Motorsport was part of growing up for Alex Lynn, with his father, Shaun Lynn, a familiar name on the historic racing scene. Karts weren’t the first port of call for the young Brit, however, who started his racing journey on motorcycles, competing in motocross from age five. 

Fast forward to 2010 and Lynn was celebrating on the top of the podium at the Michelin Formula Renault Winter Cup, clinching victory during his second motorsport season.

In 2013, Alex Lynn joined forces with Prema Powerteam to contest the FIA European F3 Championship, finishing third overall. He drove to victory in the 2013 Macau Grand Prix and, in 2014, he won the GP3 Series as part of the Red Bull Junior Team programme. 

The following year, Alex Lynn was the development driver for Williams F1 – a position he secured for two seasons (2015 and 2016).  

In 2017, Alex Lynn entered the Nurburgring 24 Hours with BMW Motorsport but sadly had to retire with five hours left on the clock. Formula E was up next, racing over five consecutive seasons, including one with Panasonic Jaguar Racing (2018-19). In 2021, Alex won the Heineken London E-Prix with Mahindra Racing.

During this time, Lynn secured a seat with Aston Martin Racing, pursuing the FIA World Endurance Championship in the LMGTE Pro class in 2018-19 and 2019-20. As part of this series, Lynn won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2020 (LMGTE Pro class). 

In 2022, Alex races in the FIA World Endurance Championship with United Autosports and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Cadillac Racing. 

“ White

Alex was the quickest driver in the pouring rain, he was flying.

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Career Highlights

//  In 2013 Alex raced with Theodore Racing by Prema and took 1st place at the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix.

//  Whilst racing with Carlin in 2014 Alex won the GP3 Series.

//  In 2020 Alex took the top spot in the LMGTE Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Aston Martin Racing.

Into the night: Alex Lynn in the pit lane at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2022, racing with United Autosports

24 hours of le mans

Alex Lynn won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Aston Martin Racing in 2020. Teamed up with Maxime Martin and fellow Brit Harry Ticknell, the crew of the #97 Vantage GTE battled against rival team Ferrari over the course of 24 hours, coming home with the win as well as the fastest lap in the GTE class, courtesy of Alex. 

In 2022, Alex Lynn raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with United Autosports in the LMP2 class, coming home 6th after a hard-fought race with early tyre issues. Read the race report. 

“ White

We were always the hunter never the hunted, so to be in that attack mode was great fun.

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FIA World Endurance Championship 

Alex Lynn is a well-known face in the endurance racing paddock, making his first appearance in the FIA World Endurance Championship back in 2016 with Manor. 

For the 2018-19 series, Alex was signed by Aston Martin Racing to challenge the LMGTE Pro category - a factory partnership which would run for two seasons. 

In 2022, Alex Lynn is challenging the FIA World Endurance Championship with United Autosports (LMP2 class), racing in the #23 Oreca-07 with Oliver Jarvis and Josh Pierson.

Le Mans traditions: Alex Lynn greeting fans in the Driver’s Parade ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2022 with teammates Oliver Jarvis and Josh Pierson

personal life

Alex lives in London and, when he’s not in the driving seat, he likes to make the most of city life – particularly drinking coffee and enjoying long lunches. Of course, keeping active is always on the agenda, so when he does get time off, skiing is top of the holiday wish list.