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Lynn returns to Jaguar as reserve driver

Panasonic Jaguar Racing have announced that Alex Lynn will rejoin their team as reserve and test driver for season six of the FIA Formula E Championship.

Alex Lynn’s first Formula E appearance was at the inaugural New York E-Prix weekend in season three where he put his DS Virgin Racing car on pole in the first event. He then drove the whole of season four with the Virgin team picking up points in five of the first six races but having a very tough second half of the year.

Lynn was absent from the grid at the start of season five, but was called up by Panasonic Jaguar Racing for the second half after Nelson Piquet Jr parted ways with the team. The Brit adapted quickly to the team scoring points in Monaco and Bern as well as making Super Pole appearances in Berlin and New York.

He had his share of frustration however as he was twice hit with race-ending mechanical problems while fighting for the lead and in strong points position.

In the Jaguar press release, Lynn said I am excited to be re-joining the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team and returning to Formula E.

“I am familiar with the Championship, the team, their goals and how they work. I look forward to playing my part in helping the team achieve their objectives.”

While James Barclay, Team Director of Panasonic Jaguar Racing, is excited with his team of drivers, and believes that Lynn’s experience will be valuable to the team going forward.

“Mitch Evans and James Calado are an exciting combination and they will be strongly supported by Alex throughout the season. Alex is not only a very talented and accomplished driver, he also has valuable experience in Formula E and a great relationship with our team. 

“That experience and relationship will be highly beneficial to our ongoing development. Winning races can only be achieved if you have a hard working, talented team around you. Bringing Alex back into the fold helps us achieve that.”

The next Formula E race will be the Santiago E-Prix on January 18th.

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