GP3 champion Lynn joins Williams as development driver

By on Wednesday, January 28, 2015
GP3 Media Service

GP3 Media Service

GP3 champion Alex Lynn has joined Williams as the squad's new development driver.

Lynn, 21, romped to last year's GP3 crown and will now primarily undertake duties in Williams' simulator, as well as driving the FW37 during the post-race test in Barcelona.

Lynn will combine his Williams duties with a full-time GP2 campaign, where he will race for DAMS.

"I am extremely excited to be joining Williams, a team with such incredible history and amazing potential," he said.

"Over the past year the team has made huge strides forward and it’s clear to see their determination to fight for more success in the future.

"I hope that with a strong year in GP2, while also helping to develop the F1 car throughout this season, I can follow in the footsteps of Valtteri Bottas who joined the Williams team in exactly the same Development Driver role."

Lynn will effectively replace Susie Wolff as development driver, with the Briton having stepped up to the role of test driver after Felipe Nasr's move to Sauber.

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