Alex Lynn gears up to make his Panasonic Jaguar Racing debut in Rome
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British driver Alex Lynn is preparing for his Panasonic Jaguar Racing debut at the Rome E-Prix this weekend.
As the teams enter the half way point of the season in the Italian capital, there is a renewed confidence in the Panasonic Jaguar Racing camp, as Alex joins Mitch Evans on the grid ahead of the European leg of races.
Speaking about re-joining Formula E, the former Williams Martini Racing Formula One development driver said it was too good an opportunity to pass up and is keen to get behind the wheel of the Jaguar I-TYPE 3.
“I have been learning a lot about the car in the simulator, so I am going into the race with confidence and hopefully, I can play my part in scoring points for the team,” he added.
“I will be working closely with Mitch and my engineers to put us in the best possible position come race day. I cannot wait to be back racing in Formula E.”
Team Director James Barclay also gave Alex a warm welcome, and said everybody is optimistic about securing some big results in the second half of the season, adding:
“The team are ready to start the European races with a strong result for both Alex and Mitch.”
Mitch was in confident mood as he looks to continue his points scoring run for the seventh consecutive race, adding:
“The track itself is challenging but the I-TYPE 3 is a quick car, and having experience from driving here last year, means I know it suits my driving style, which I hope will allow me to capitalise on the potential we showed in 2018.”
With just five points covering the top five drivers, the race is truly on in Rome as the teams head to Europe for the next four races.
Currently leading the way is Mitch’s brother Simon Evans of Team Asia New Zealand, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Katharine Legge and Bryan Sellers, and Jaguar Brazil Racing’s Sérgio Jimenez and Cáca Bueno in close pursuit.
In the Pro Am division, Saudi Racing’s Bandar Alesayi holds a commanding lead over second placed driver, and team-mate, Ahmed Bin Khanen.
Time to give Mitch and Alex a much needed boost
FanBoost for the race in Italy is now open, so take a moment to show your support for either Mitch Evans or Alex Lynn.
Each vote counts, as the top five drivers will benefit from an extra boost in the final 25 minutes of the race, which could prove vital in helping the team secure some valuable points.