Lynn receives prize for winning 2014 GP3 championship

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British youngster Alex Lynn has tested a GP2 development car as part of his prize for winning last year’s GP3 championship.

Lynn secured the series’ title in Abu Dhabi last year, finishing ahead of Dean Stoneman and Marvin Kirchhofer in the final standings.

He has since secured a move up into GP2 with DAMS, combining this with a development driver role at Williams in 2015 after leaving the Red Bull junior programme.

As part of his prize for winning the championship last year, Lynn got to sample the GP2 development car on Wednesday in Bahrain. The new design incorporates a drag reduction system (DRS) device on the rear wing, which is designed to bring GP2 more in line with Formula 1.

“I have really enjoyed driving the GP2 development car today,” Lynn said. “It has been a very studious test session so far. I am grateful for this prize and opportunity.

“I would like to thank the series and I hope that my feedback will be a benefit to all of the GP2 teams regarding the newly added DRS.”

Lynn has also completed some running at the Bahrain International Circuit today, and will get his next chance to run in a GP2 car at the first official pre-season test in Abu Dhabi next month.