Alex Lynn to replace Wehrlein in Berlin Festival

Alex Lynn will drive in the six races in Berlin in August replacing to outgoing Pascal Wehrlein at Mahindra. 

Lynn was announced to have been signed by the team this morning and it has been reported by The Race that he will be attending a private test with the team today.

Lynn has had a sporadic career in Formula E racing for Jaguar and Virgin and showing pace occasionally but not being a match for his more experienced and very highly rated teammates in Mitch Evans and Sam Bird respectively.

Lynn is set to partner Mahindra incumbent Jerome D’Ambrosio in Berlin for the six races in Berlin which start on the 5th August with three double headers across three track layouts.

The Berlin Tempelhof “apron” allows for many track formations to be created simply due to the nature of the massive field of asphalt.

2019 Paris E-prix
Lynn racing D’Ambrosio last year in Paris © FIA Formula E

Wehrlein has parted ways with Mahindra due to a rumoured move to Porsche to replace Neel Jani who has had a torrid start to his Formula E season.

He has not scored any points in comparison to his teammate, Andre Lotterer, who is not the most decorated driver but has still secured a podium and numerous super pole appearances.

Mahindra boss, Dilbagh Gill said on Lynn: “He has achieved some fantastic highlights in his career already and we’re confident that together we can get results in the remainder of Season 6.

“It’s not easy to jump in mid-season, especially with the unique way we will be running the races in Berlin, but Alex has a hunger, talent and experience that we are sure will pay dividends fast.”

Lynn himself said: “I am really excited to be able to represent Mahindra Racing in Berlin. I have high ambitions in this championship that match what Mahindra Racing wants to achieve. I just can’t wait to get started.

“I’ve raced twice in Berlin before and always felt that I went well there, including appearing in Super Pole last season. The format of Berlin is going to be exciting and challenging at the same time and I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running.”

2019 New York City E-prix II
Lynn in New York last year © FIA Formula E