Williams development driver Alex Lynn will get his first run in the FW38 during the post-Spanish Grand Prix test next week.
Lynn will be Williams’ nominated “young driver” for the two-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya, which will kick start his intentions of landing a full-time F1 role within the team for 2017.
“I know if I can get a good start to my season it might put a bit of pressure on the powers that be,” Lynn said.
“They know I want to be there, and I’ve made no bones to the team that I want to be racing that car next year and that what I’m here to do is show them I’m the guy that they want, the guy that they need.”
The 22-year-old won the 2014 GP3 championship and was promoted to the GP2 series in 2015 with DAMS, winning two races in his rookie season. Lynn will continue racing with DAMS in 2016 where he will start the season as one of the favourites to win the title.
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