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Lynn: Williams race seat chance is "all I ask"

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Lynn: Williams race seat chance is "all I ask"
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Co-author: Jamie Klein
Aug 5, 2016, 1:00 PM

Williams Formula 1 development driver Alex Lynn says that a chance to join the team's race line-up in 2017 is all he asks for.

Alex Lynn, DAMS leads Artem Markelov, RUSSIAN TIME
Alex Lynn, DAMS
Alex Lynn, DAMS
Alex Lynn,, DAMS
Alex Lynn, Williams FW38 Development Driver
Alex Lynn, Williams FW38 Development Driver
Alex Lynn, Williams FW38 Development Driver

Former GP3 champion and Macau Grand Prix winner Lynn switched from the ranks of the Red Bull Junior Team to an association with Williams last year, before entering GP2 for a rookie campaign.

The Briton won two races, ending up sixth in the standings, and remained in the series for a sophomore season this year with the DAMS squad.

Williams is yet to name its 2017 line-up, as uncertainty surrounds its current drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa - with options like Jenson Button, Sergio Perez and even F3 driver Lance Stroll in the frame.

Lynn admitted his own chances fully depend on whether the Grove-based squad sees enough potential in him, despite a tough GP2 season so far.

"I hope Williams sees enough potential in me to give me the chance, that's all I ask," Lynn told Motorsport.com.

"F1 chances are like gold dust. It's hard to say, because what you need to get into F1 is someone to believe in you and someone giving you the opportunity."

GP2 difficulties

Lynn has so far scored two GP2 wins in 2017, including in Hockenheim's sprint race last weekend, but is only ninth in the championship standings.

"We're not in the best situation at the moment, but we're working really hard to find that form again," said Lynn. "It’s down to me to lead the team and to turn things around.

"We’ve had a very difficult to the start of the year, but we've made progress [since Hungary] and now it’s about continuing to push. 

"At the moment, we're not quick enough to win the championship. All we can do is keep turning up, keep pushing, keep improving."

Asked if he felt the Williams chance was possibly slipping from his grasp, Lynn added: "It won’t be due to any bad performances, that’s for sure.

"I’ve been on it in testing, and working extremely hard in the factory. They’re well aware of my abilities and they’ve been nothing but extremely supportive."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alex Lynn
Teams Williams
Author David Gruz