ALEX Lynn will have his hands full at some prestigious events as the racing driver from Dunmow makes a switch from single-seaters into sports cars at the start of the 2017 season.

Having been unable to secure a race seat in Formula One, the former Williams Martini Racing development driver, has opted to make the move to sports cars and has lined up some high-profile events.

The move brings and end to seven seasons of racing in single-seater cars for the 23-year-old but the schedule he has lined up means he will be kept busy as his career follows a new motorsport pathway.

It will begin with Lynn making his debut at the the famous Sebring 12 Hours race this weekend in Florida with the Wayne Taylor Racing team.

The team were impressed with Lynn's performances in the last few rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship last year and signed him up for one of the world's most iconic endurance races.

Lynn said: "Sebring is a highlight of the endurance season and I’m very lucky in one sense because we’re going there with a great chance of victory.

"I couldn’t ask for anything better – a great car, a great team and great team-mates."

The Sebring circuit is famously gruelling, but the following weekend will see Lynn face another test as he will join BMW as a factory driver at the 16-mile Nurburgring circuit in Germany in the VLN Endurance Championship.

Lynn added: "It’s something to be really proud about - to join BMW for what is their biggest GT race of the season: the Nurburgring 24 Hours.

"There’s no doubt that BMW are going all guns blazing to get a great result and I just have to work hard and get on the pace - and hopefully get close to setting the pace."

Straight after his back-to-back sports car involvement, it will be a quick return to single-seater action for the Essex driver as he will be heading to Mexico City with the DS Virgin Racing team for a round of the FIA Formula E Championship.

Lynn will be the team's standby driver in the electric single-seater series.

There is also a possibility that he could be making a return to the World Endurance Championship later this year, which could culminate in a race seat with the G-Drive Racing team and a place at the Le Mans 24 Hours.