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Tough decision for Formula 3 driver Lynn
10:33am Friday 4th October 2013 in Sport
ALEX Lynn admits he may have a tough decision to make later this year as he aims to take his motor racing career into Formula 1.
The 20-year-old is tipped to be a future F1 star and has been impressing in his debut year in FIA European Formula 3.
While he concedes the odds of him winning the overall European title are lengthening, a hat-trick of podium finishes at the latest round at Zandvoort in the Netherlands have made him the top rookie driver.
Lynn drove his Prema Powerteam Mercedes-powered Dallara to a second and two thirds to be his team’s leading driver in Holland. He now sits third overall.
With the European Formula Three Championship viewed as one of the chief proving grounds for future Formula 1 talent, Lynn admits he may have a choice to make before the end of the year as the next step on the road to motorsport’s top table beckons.
He said: “It’s a difficult situation because I’ve done enough this year to move up to either GP2 or the World Series.
“I could stay in F3 to try and win it next year and that would put a lot more weight behind me, but if I stay and don’t win then it can be a bit of a nightmare.
“I have got some good offers from GP2 and the World Series, but Prema are pushing really hard to get me to stay and Mercedes want me to stay, but F1 is where I want to be.”
Lynn, who is from Dunmow near Braintree, is next in action at Prema Powerteam’s home circuit at Vallelunga in Italy later this month for the penultimate round of the European F3 and then he races in Macau.
He became the first man since Japanese Formula 1 star Kamui Kobayashi in 2006 to take pole as a rookie on the challenging street circuit at Macau last year and went on to finish on the podium and is hoping to make a similar impact at this year’s race next month.
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