ALEX Lynn scored points in the opening races of the Formula E season, but knew his haul could have been even better.

The Grove-based driver finished eighth and ninth for the DS Virgin Racing team in Hong Kong.

But it was in the second race, where he was running in fifth place, which left the 24-year-old frustrated.

After expending lots of energy attempting to overtake Mitch Evans, Lynn had to coast his electric car home on the final lap, slipping down the field.

He said: “I’m gutted for the team for losing what would have been a great fifth position.

“But we win and lose as a team, and we’re all learning all the time.

“This is an extremely challenging championship, with some of the best teams and drivers in the world.

“If we had come away from Hong Kong with that fifth place I would have been quite content, so what happened at the end left a slightly bitter taste.

“But it’s just made me hungrier for the next race in Marrakesh in January.”