GP3 champion Alex Lynn says he "absolutely" feels ready for a shot at F1 having done all that was asked of him by Red Bull.

Lynn secured the GP3 title in qualifying for the first race in Abu Dhabi, with Dean Stoneman - the only driver that could deny him the championship - failing to take pole position. As a Red Bull young driver in the frame for a Toro Rosso drive, Lynn said his focus would be on trying to secure an F1 seat after this weekend's final two races.

"The next step is that we still have a GP3 Series season to finish: I'm determined to enjoy myself and try and win those last two races too," Lynn said. "But absolutely I feel ready for Formula One. If you look at the job that Daniil Kvyat did this year in F1, as reigning GP3 Series champion, it just goes to show how well this category prepares you for the very highest level of racing."

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And Lynn said the parallels with Kvyat show that he is deserving of the Toro Rosso seat which will be vacated when Kvyat moves up to Red Bull next year.

"There are no guarantees in life, and especially in motorsport. As a driver, you don't have an automatic right to anything: you have to earn the opportunity. But we've done everything we've been asked to do this year and wrapped up the GP3 Series with two races to spare and three victories - the same number as Daniil last year - having led it from the start and never lost the lead. I hope that states a pretty strong case. The rest is out of my hands."