Get to know… Alex Lynn

How old were you when you started racing?

I raced motocross from when I was 5 until I was 11 and then I started karting when I was 11. I went to someone’s birthday party at Rye House and that was it. I switched to four wheels that day and never looked back.

What would you say your career highlight is, to date?

Winning the Macau Grand Prix – it’s the race that really set me on the career path I’m on now.

What’s the best track you’ve raced at?

The Nordschleife; the ‘green hell’…call it what you like. It’s the world’s ultimate race track. And I have been fortunate enough to take part twice now; with the BMW factory team last year and Aston Martin Racing this year. It’s just an amazing event.

What do you like about Formula E?

I can’t remember the last time that a brand-new series arrived in motorsport and attracted so many of the world’s top manufacturers more or less instantly. Formula E captures the spirit of modern racing perfectly – and I’m convinced that so much more is still to come.

What appealed to you about Mahindra Racing?

I always really liked the look of the team and really respect how they’ve always done something a bit different to everyone else; it’s not your typical manufacturer team and that’s what I’m excited about the most.

How have you been spending this lockdown period?

I live in South West London so I went back to the family home in Essex and I’ve spent a lot of time training. I did a bit of Esports in the Formula E Race At Home Challenge. And I’ve also been taking some German lessons.

Favourite sport?

Cycling is my absolute favourite.

Who has influenced you the most?

I’d say my dad is my biggest influence. He’s somebody I look up to the most. He’s been a role model for me. When I was growing up I was very influenced by Michael Schumacher who was my sporting hero.

Favourite food?

Pizza – specifically the Pizza Express Margherita with chicken on top.

Favourite way to spend a day off?

A day with my girlfriend.