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GP3 champion Lynn to get GP2 test

After wrapping up the GP3 Series title for Carlin, Alex Lynn will stay with the team for a run during the GP2 test in Abu Dhabi.
Alex Lynn will get his first taste of GP2 machinery this week when he takes part in the traditional post-season tests with Carlin and ART.

The British driver wrapped up the GP3 Series title in unusual circumstances at the Yas Marina Circuit after Dean Stoneman failure to secure pole position saw him miss out on the points he needed to keep his championship dreams alive.

It meant Lynn was crowned before race day in Abu Dhabi, though he would go on to contribute to Carlin securing the teams' trophy as well.

As a reward for his efforts, Red Bull Junior Lynn will get a run out in Carlin's GP2 car, while he has also accepted an invite from ART Grand Prix to drive its machine later this week.

Indeed, though Lynn has been linked with a move straight into F1 for 2015 with Scuderia Toro Rosso, following in the footsteps of 2013 GP3 title winner Daniil Kvyat, he does acknowledge that GP2 would be the next step.

“There'll be no celebrating at home just yet, because I'm staying in Abu Dhabi for some GP2 testing this week, one day with Carlin and one with ART,” he said, writing in his personal blog. “That's the next step up the ladder, so needless to say I'm really looking forward to it.”

Following his title win, Lynn said he felt 'ready' to make the step into F1 and is believed to be up against Jean-Eric Vergne and FR3.5 champion Carlos Sainz Jr for the position.

Related Pictures

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Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) first, Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) second, Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) third in race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn - Carlin [credit: GP3 Series]
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) after qualifying on pole at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Saturday 10 May 2014. (Photo: Malcolm Griffiths/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Sergio Canamasas - Carlin
Alex Lynn - DAMS
Alex Lynn - DAMS
Sergey Sirotkin - ART Grand Prix
Sergey Sirotkin - ART Grand Prix
Sergey Sirotkin - ART Grand Prix
Charles Leclerc, ART Grand Prix, GP3 [Credit: XPB]
Charles Leclerc - ART   [pic credit: GP3 Media]
Norbert Matsushita - ART Grand Prix
Norbert Matsushita - ART Grand Prix
Sergey Sirotkin - ART Grand Prix
Sergey Sirotkin - ART Grand Prix [credit: GP2 media]
Sergey Sirotkin - ART Grand Prix
Sergey Sirotkin - ART Grand Prix
Alexander Albon - ART Grand Prix

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