24h Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans – Alex Lynn joins United Autosports
2020 LMGTE Pro class winner Alex Lynn is set to take the wheel of United Autosports' ORECA 07-Gibson at the 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans on 21-22 August.
Alex Lynn (age 27) has been confirmed for one of United Autosports' ORECA 07-Gibsons in LMP2 at the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans. He is set to join forces with Paul di Resta who clinched the Hyperpole last year before winning the class alongside Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque. Just like the British team, Lynn reached the top step on the podium at the race in 2020, after winning LMGTE Pro with Aston Martin Racing.
He is a former Williams F1 test driver who participated in the 2016 Gulf 12 Hours of Abu Dabi at the wheel of United Autosports' Ligier JS P3, finishing second in his class. In 2017, Lynn took the start in the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the wheel of G-Drive Racing's ORECA 07-Gibson (retirement) shared with Roman Rusinov and Pierre Thiriet.
Alex Lynn: "I’m extremely excited to be joining United Autosports for the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours. It feels like I’m going back home driving a prototype. To be with the defending LMP2 Le Mans-winning team and driver, Paul di Resta, is a great opportunity. After standing on that top step of the podium last year I can’t wait to get going again, and I’m sure we’d all love to do the two!”
Zak Brown, United Autosports co-founder: "I’m delighted to welcome Alex back to our team for the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours. Like us, he knows what it takes to win at Le Mans and between him and Paul and their co-driver, I’m sure they will be a line-up to keep an eye on."
Richard Dean, United Autosports co-founder and team manager: "It has been a while since Alex last raced with us and he has gone on to achieve so much as a driver since then. He is a Le Mans winner in GTE and I’m excited to see what he can achieve at Le Mans with our team. Alex will fit in well and work with Paul to get the best out of the car. Welcome to the team Alex."
The third driver in Lynn and di Resta's crew has yet to be announced, but we do know that United Autosports will field three ORECA 07-Gibsons in LMP2, with Phil Hanson, Fabio Scherer and Filipe Albuquerque confirmed in the #22 and French driver Nicolas Jamin in the #32.