- FAN ZONE
24 Jun 20
Mahindra Racing welcomes Alex Lynn on-board to see out the remainder of the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship alongside Jerome D'Ambrosio with a nine-day six-race stint in Berlin, starting August 5.
The 26-year-old Brit replaces Pascal Wehrlein at Mahindra Racing, and will make his competitive Formula E return following a spell as Panasonic Jaguar Racing's development driver.
Lynn last turned a wheel in anger in the series in New York City, closing out a seven-race run with Jaguar through the second half of the 2018/19 season with a high of seventh place at the Bern E-Prix.
The Londoner also raced with Envision Virgin Racing in 2017/18, following a single-round debut in New York in the previous campaign, and secured sixth spot at Punta del Este - his best race finish in the all-electric street racing championship to-date.
In addition to his Formula E experience, Lynn's versatility is underscored by victories in both single seaters and sportscars, at the famed Macau Grand Prix, Sebring 12 Hours and with a GP3 Series title in 2014 - sealed in his rookie campaign.
He is also a multiple race winner in GP2 Series and fulfilled a development driver role for Williams in Formula 1.
“I am really excited to be able to represent Mahindra Racing in Berlin," said Lynn. "I have high ambitions in this championship that match what Mahindra Racing wants to achieve.
"I just can’t wait to get started. I’ve raced twice in Berlin before and always felt that I went well there, including appearing in Super Pole last season.
"The format of Berlin is going to be exciting and challenging at the same time and I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running.”
Mahindra Racing CEO and team principal Dilbagh Gill, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Alex to the Mahindra Racing family. He has achieved some fantastic highlights in his career already and we’re confident that together we can get results in the remainder of Season 6.
"It’s not easy to jump in mid-season, especially with the unique way we will be running the races in Berlin, but Alex has a hunger, talent and experience that we are sure will pay dividends fast.
"We would like to thank Pascal for his contribution and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”