Young British racing driver Alex Lynn will be racing at Silverstone next month, with his car in the livery of Fawsley Hall.
The reigning GP3 champion is being backed by Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa, part of the Hand Picked Hotels collection, and a favourite place for Silverstone fans to stay. Silverstone is Alex’s favourite circuit and he cannot wait to feel the support of his home crowd in July, for this exciting round of the GP2 Series, the recognised stepping stone to Formula One. Alex is racing with French team DAMS.
He is also development driver for the renowned Williams Martini Racing team in Formula One and has recently completed a test for the team in Barcelona, following his first race victory in GP2 at the same circuit. Alex’s ambition for this year is to win the GP2 Series. Even though he is a rookie this season, DAMS has enjoyed championship-winning success in the past and Alex has the best support possible.
Alex Lynn said: “I’m really looking forward to Silverstone and a competitive race on home turf. I’m very proud to be carrying the Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa logo on my car for this round, which is just a stone’s throw away from the Silverstone circuit. The hotel is part of the Hand Picked Hotels collection, who are one of my long-term partners and the support they provide is so important to my success. I look forward to representing the brand at one of my favourite circuits.”
Julia Hands, Chairman and Chief Executive, Hand Picked Hotels, said: “We are delighted to support such a rising young star as Alex and look forward to seeing an exciting performance at Silverstone. Fawsley Hall is a favourite place to stay for people going to Silverstone and everyone at the hotel will be rooting for Alex.”
The 4 Red Star Grade I listed hotel, with its magnificent Tudor Great Hall, recently had a £4.5 million restoration. Fawsley Hall, former family seat of the Knightley family, was mentioned in the Domesday Book and Queen Elizabeth I and Henry VIII were among many royal and celebrated guests.
Set within parkland and with formal gardens designed by Capability Brown in the 18th century, the hotel has a conservatory, 60 bedrooms and suites, wedding, conference and banqueting facilities, the self-contained Knightley Court suitable for 120 people, a private cinema, and a spa with indoor pool, steam room and sauna, outdoor hydro pool, gym and treatment rooms. The 2 AA Rosette fine dining Cedar Restaurant offers an intimate dining atmosphere with an exquisite menu by Head Chef Richard Walker. There are also a range of spectacular private dining rooms including the Salvin Longroom and Salvin Boardroom with high corniced ceilings and views of the grounds. The hotel is close to Silverstone, Althorp, and Warwick Castle, with the M1 and the M40 providing excellent road links to the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire.
About Hand Picked Hotels
Hand Picked Hotels, created by former lawyer turned hotelier Julia Hands, is the leading collection of architecturally splendid country house hotels - built for pleasure and continuing a centuries-old tradition of offering guests an indulgent yet attainable country house visit, with a contemporary twist. The award-winning hotels are renowned for exquisite food, fine wines and bespoke service by Hand Picked people in stylish, relaxing surroundings, a total of with 18 heritage hotels set in rural locations across Britain and three island retreat and locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to the Cotswolds and Edinburgh. 21 classically British hotels in rural settings across the British Isles, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to the Cotswolds and Edinburgh. Hand Picked Hotels has won an impressive number of awards, with 17 hotels awarded two AA rosette status, Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh and Tassili restaurant at the newly acquired Grand Jersey Hotel which have achieved AA rosettes and the latter with a Michelin star. Ten hotels have achieved red star status which means they are ranked within the AA's Top 200 hotels in the UK & Ireland. There are ten hotels with spas offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation. Hand Picked Hotels was AA Hotel Group of the Year 2012-2013.