Alex Lynn has opened up a 25-point lead at the summit of the GP3 Championship after another dominant display in Austria.
Just as he had at the first round of the GP3 Series in Spain last month, the 20-year-old from Dunmow raced from pole position to take the chequered flag in the weekend’s feature race at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
It is a particularly important win for Lynn as he is a member of the Red Bull Junior Programme and took the win at the team’s home venue.
Dominating the race from start to finish will be exactly what watching Red Bull Formula One team bosses will have wanted to see from their young driver, who hopes to join the F1 ranks soon.
Lynn, who is driving for the Carlin team this year in a Red Bull-branded car, had placed himself at the head of the grid in morning qualifying after a cool drive saw him edge past ART Grand Prix’s Alex Fontana by 0.023 seconds.
That enabled him to take the feature race by the scruff of the neck and just as he did at Barcelona in the opening round of the season, he dominated the race to come home in first place.
Lynn’s win was at the head of a Carlin one-two as the Essex driver’s team-mate, Emil Bernstorff, came home one place behind in second.
His latest win has given Lynn a 25-point lead at the top of the overall championship standings as he has 62 points, with Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson, who was third in the first race in Austria, second on 37.
The second race of the weekend, which starts with a reversed grid and Lynn beginning in eighth spot, will take place tomorrow at 8.25am (British time) in Spielberg.