SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17
The emotion was clear for all to see. Alex Lynn couldn't believe it, Prema team boss Rene Rosin couldn't either. Nor could his engineer Jean-Francois Levere. Lynn's dad, historic ace Shaun, stood proudly to one side. His boy had won the Macau Grand Prix.
"I can't put into words how I feel," he said afterwards, before posing for photos with about a thousand Chinese people. "Since I finished third last year I've dreamed of winning this race. I can't believe I've actually done it!
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Marcus Simmons is the deputy editor of Autosport magazine. As a child he was a regular on the chalk banks of Thruxton, before becoming an MSA timekeeper at the age of 17. Shortly afterwards, he started reporting for Motoring News and joined the staff in 1990.
After abandoning a parallel Formula First career – which had been as incident-packed as his childhood equestrian exploits – he moved to Autosport in 1996. Since then he has had two stints as a freelance and a brief spell as editor of Motor Sport magazine, during which the revered green cover was revived, before rejoining Autosport in 2008. He lives in Twickenham with his partner, two daughters, cat and guitars.