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Lynn excited at prospect of racing at “dream” circuit

Alex Lynn is thrilled to be back racing on the streets of Monaco, a track he describes as one “you always dream of as a kid” and hopes to score his first points for Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

Lynn rejoined Formula E in time for the Rome E-Prix after filling the vacant #3 Panasonic Jaguar Racing after Nelson Piquet Jr departed the team, with the Brit enjoying previous experience of the series having competed in season three for DS Virgin Racing, now Envision Virgin Racing.

The 25-year-old’s only experience of Monaco is from his time in GP2, now Formula 2, scoring a best of result of fourth in the 2016 feature race.

With his first all-electric experience of the Principality coming tomorrow, Lynn spoke of his childhood ambition to race on the famous streets but remained grounded as far as the championship was concerned.

“I was visiting some school children yesterday and one of the most interesting things was sitting in a classroom and thinking this is the race you always dream of as a kid, being able to come here and compete, ever since I started racing,” said Lynn.

“To be here is really amazing, it’s the same amount of points as every other race but it does feel different, as a driver we need to stay focused on the fact that it’s just another race.

“Points is definitely what we’re aiming for, we need to try and qualify in the top ten and race from there. The car is very strong in race trim, so I think if we can put the car near the front then I’m confident of our race pace.”

Despite only making his race debut for Panasonic Jaguar Racing in Rome, Lynn is no stranger to the team having previously tested for the British squad ahead of its debut into the series in season three.

Lynn praised the work ethic of the team in preparing him for his re-entry into the series and hopes to learn as much as possible while targeting his first points for the team, who he hopes to stay on with into season six.

“I think it’s been really good to be honest, we’ve done a lot of work in the background with preparing me even before Rome. We’ve been working very hard to increase the learning curve, we had a strong start in Rome and then again in Paris we were having a good weekend up until I got taken out, so the plan is to score our first points here.”

“I would love to [continue], nothing is done but certainly I’d love to stay in the championship, potentially with Jaguar.”

About Topher Smith
Topher is an experienced and passionate Motorsport journalist with Formula E, Formula 1, GP2/F2, GP3 and IndyCar all on his resume. When he isn't at the trackside you can find him furthering his own capabilities and knowledge through his endless search for original ideas and material. Also plays league pool.