Alex Lynn is seeking a full-time seat in Formula E after making an impressive debut in the all-electric racing series for DS Virgin Racing today.
Lynn became only the third driver in the series history to take Pole Position on his debut with a superb qualifying effort for Race 1 of the Qualcomm New York City ePrix.
Unfortunately a broken driveshaft meant that he retired from the race, but after running in the top five during the opening half of the race, he’s eager to find a permanent race seat in the championship.
“Without question I want to be here full time,” he said. “I want to be here racing in this championship.”
Lynn was signed as the reserve driver for DS Virgin Racing this season as the team knew that its regular driver Jose Maria Lopez would be missing the race due to a clashing World Endurance Championship commitment. His job was to help the team in its fight to finish in the top three of the teams’ championship and with Sam Bird winning the race, the gap to Mahindra has been cut to 24 points.
“Today has been a phenomenal day mainly so for the team. For Sam to get the win and for myself to get pole on debut in general it’s a fantastic result for the team and underlined a lot of the hard work the team has been putting in.”
The other drivers who set pole on their debut were Nico Prost in the inaugural Formula E race in Beijing Season 1 and Jean-Eric Vergne in Punta del Este two races later.