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Lynn Claims First Points for Jaguar

Alex Lynn pleased to score first points for Jaguar despite damage and strategic limitations…

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Alex Lynn says he was pleased to score his first points as a Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver despite having achieved it with a damaged car in Monaco on Saturday.

Lynn claimed an eighth place finish to ensure a double points finish for Jaguar in his third race for the British team after replacing Nelson Piquet Jr. last month.

Starting seventh on the grid, Lynn held his position in the early stages but soon fell back after contact with Stoffel Vandoorne’s HWA Racelab Venturi saw damage inflicted to the front bodywork section of his Jaguar I-Type 3.

“There were some extremely aggressive lap targets in other cars with people doing extremely aggressive moves, from that side it was really creating a bit of chaos,” Lynn told e-racing365.

“I think there was a bit of tire damage as well because the fender was running on the tire for quite a long time and we were actually ten seconds away from coming into the box before the damaged removed itself and we were very lucky in that sense.”

Lynn, who scored his first points in Formula E since last March’s Punta del Este E-Prix, said that tactically his race could have been managed better.

“I think our side of the garage has learnt a few tactical lessons during the race which they are usually pretty hard lessons at this level,” he said.

“So from our side, I think we had quite strong pace but tactically our maneuvers didn’t work.

“If we are very honest with ourselves we took the first Attack Mode at the wrong time and then we left ourselves a little bit exposed.”

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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