Jolyon Palmer
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Jolyon Palmer

1991-01-20 (age 30)


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The F1 outcast who became a surprise star in 2018 Prime

The F1 outcast who became a surprise star in 2018

One of the stars of the 2018 Formula 1 season is a man not even on the grid anymore, but who has revelled in a surprise new role after being abruptly jettisoned by his team last year

Hulkenberg denies he could "slack" with Palmer as teammate

Nico Hulkenberg denies he could "slack" when he had Jolyon Palmer as his Renault Formula 1 teammate, and says Carlos Sainz's arrival made no difference to his efforts.

Palmer deserves "world class" drive, says Renault

The Renault Formula 1 team believes ousted driver Jolyon Palmer "deserves to be in a world class championship" despite losing his F1 seat to Carlos Sainz.

Top Stories of 2017, #16: Kvyat the loser in Toro Rosso reshuffle

In at number 16 in our countdown of the biggest stories in racing in 2017 is Toro Rosso's mid-season driver line-up reshuffle, one that cost Daniil Kvyat his place in Formula 1.

Renault ready to help Palmer find F1 alternative

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul has suggested the French marque could help Jolyon Palmer to secure a seat elsewhere in motorsport for next season.

Palmer admits Renault split timing "makes sense"

Jolyon Palmer admits that the timing of his departure from Renault “made sense” following his final race with the team, and possibly Formula 1, at Suzuka.

Early Sainz move gives Renault "jump start" for 2018

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says that getting Carlos Sainz on board for the last four races of this season provides the Enstone team with a “jump start” for 2018.

Palmer to leave Renault after Japanese GP

Jolyon Palmer is to leave the Renault Formula 1 team after the Japanese Grand Prix, with Carlos Sainz poised to replace him from the next race in the United States.

Palmer blames "big tailwind" for Malaysia spin

Renault Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer says a tailwind caught him by surprise and caused him to spin at Turn 14 during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Palmer blames Verstappen for "silly" practice crash

Renault's Jolyon Palmer says that Max Verstappen was at fault for their "silly" clash in Formula 1's final practice ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Renault hopes Singapore a "wake-up call" for Palmer

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says he hopes Jolyon Palmer has been given a wake-up call about what is expected from him, following his first points of the season at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Palmer ready for "new chapter" outside F1 if Williams bid fails

Jolyon Palmer says he is ready to start "a new chapter" in his motorsport career and find a new long-term focus should he fail to secure a place on the Formula 1 grid in 2018.

Analysis: Could Palmer yet save his F1 career?

The Singapore Grand Prix was a ray of sunshine in the general darkness of Jolyon Palmer's 2017 Formula 1 season. Adam Cooper asks if it could kickstart a run of results that keeps him in grand prix racing.

Palmer: I can leave Renault with my head held high

Jolyon Palmer says he will leave Renault at the end of the year with his head held high, after hoping a season-best result of sixth in the Singapore Grand Prix starts a run of good form for him.

Gallery: Top statistics from the Singapore GP brings you all the important statistics and figures from Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.

Singapore GP: Top 10 quotes after race

Lewis Hamilton took his 60th F1 victory- his third in Singapore and seventh of the 2017 season

Hulkenberg was "desperate" to beat McLarens

Renault Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg said he was "desperate" to beat the McLaren-Hondas in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying.

Palmer learned of Sainz Renault deal on the internet

Jolyon Palmer said he was first alerted to Carlos Sainz's 2018 Renault Formula 1 deal when he read about it on the internet last weekend.

Palmer certain he'll see out 2017 season

Jolyon Palmer has dismissed speculation that he will not see out the season at Renault, insisting that his contract will ensure that he completes the remaining seven races.

Analysis: What Sainz's move means for the F1 driver market

With the McLaren/Toro Rosso engine swap set to be confirmed in the coming days, along with the move of Carlos Sainz to Renault, more pieces of the F1 driver market are now likely to fall into place.

Palmer "doesn't care" about Alonso's complaints

Jolyon Palmer says he doesn’t care about Fernando Alonso’s complaints following their clash in the Italian Grand Prix, because he believes the McLaren driver pushed him off the circuit.

Alonso says stewards "having a Heineken" during Palmer incident

Fernando Alonso believes the Italian Grand Prix stewards must have been "having a Heineken" during his incident with Jolyon Palmer at Monza.

FIA explains why Alonso escaped penalty

FIA Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has clarified to drivers why Fernando Alonso did not receive a penalty for his driving when going wheel-to-wheel with Jolyon Palmer at Spa.

"What the *** is he doing?! ***** you idiot!" The best radio of Belgium

From Esteban Ocon and Kimi Raikkonen's anger to Fernando Alonso's disappointment, the Belgian Grand Prix had a lot of interesting radio conversations between the pit wall and drivers. Here are some of the best of the weekend.

Palmer was "like a different guy" at Spa - Renault

Renault Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer was “like a different guy” during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, reckons the team’s trackside operations director Alan Permane.

Palmer believes Alonso deserved a penalty

Jolyon Palmer believes that Fernando Alonso's bold move during the Belgian Grand Prix was "identical" to Kevin Magnussen's move on teammate Nico Hulkenberg at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Palmer gets gearbox change penalty

Jolyon Palmer has been hit with a five-place grid penalty for Formula 1's Belgian Grand Prix after a Renault gearbox change forced by a qualifying failure.

Belgian GP: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Lewis Hamilton to start the 200th race of his career from pole position

Palmer focussed on 2017 results, not future

Jolyon Palmer insists that he is focussed solely on getting good results in the upcoming races, and is not thinking about what might happen to his Renault F1 seat in 2018.

Renault set for engine updates at Spa and Monza

Renault will bring software and hardware Formula 1 engine updates to the upcoming Belgian and Italian Grands Prix, says engine chief Remi Taffin. 

Gallery: First F1 tests of current drivers

Wondering when current grand prix drivers tested an F1 car for the first time? We've compiled a list..

Renault open to keeping Palmer if he "turns around" season

The Renault Formula 1 team says it is open to retaining Jolyon Palmer for 2018, if he can lift his disappointing form in the second half of this season.

Verstappen among F1 drivers frustrated by Halo decision

Formula 1 drivers are not universally behind the introduction of the Halo in 2018, with Max Verstappen among those claiming he doesn’t understand why it is required.

Kubica not in frame for 2017 race chance, insists Renault

Renault insists that Robert Kubica is not in the frame for a race seat this year, with the French car manufacturer adamant that the Hungary test is purely to evaluate whether or not the Pole can make a Formula 1 comeback in 2018.

Palmer to race new Renault floor at Hungarian GP

Jolyon Palmer will get to race with the new Renault floor for the first time at the Hungarian Grand Prix, as his bosses ramp up the pressure on the Briton to score his first points of the year.

Top statistics from the British GP

All the statistics and figures from the 2017 British Grand Prix.

Renault boss hits out at Palmer replacement rumours

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has hit out at the media following speculation about the future of Jolyon Palmer ahead of the British Grand Prix.

Palmer says copying Hulkenberg style led to "breakthrough"

Jolyon Palmer has revealed adapting his driving style closer to Renault Formula 1 teammate Nico Hulkenberg's helped him enjoy a "breakthrough" Austrian Grand Prix.

Palmer: F1 weekends "can't get worse" than Baku

Jolyon Palmer says Formula 1 weekends “can’t get worse” than his disastrous Azerbaijan Grand Prix outing, which ended in an early retirement with an engine issue.

Palmer: I'm not worried about my future

Jolyon Palmer insists he is not worried about his future in Formula 1, and has faith that Renault is fully behind his efforts to turn around his campaign.

Renault rubbishes Kubica FP1 rumours

Renault has rubbished suggestions that it is lining up Robert Kubica for a free practice outing later this year, amid doubts over Jolyon Palmer’s future within the outfit.

Perez wants Baku crash kerb changed overnight

Sergio Perez says he wants the Baku street circuit’s Turn 8 kerb to be modified ahead of Saturday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix running after a crash in Friday’s first practice session.

Renault warns Palmer he "has to deliver" soon

Renault Sport F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says that Jolyon Palmer "has to deliver" and start scoring points for the Enstone team on a regular basis.

Renault "two steps behind", says baffled Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg says his Renault Formula 1 team is "two steps behind" following a very difficult Thursday practice ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Renault "committed" to helping Palmer recover

Renault is committed to helping Jolyon Palmer recover from his disappointing start to the 2017 Formula 1 season, says its managing director Cyril Abiteboul.

Hulkenberg's pace should encourage Palmer - Renault

Renault Sport F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says that Jolyon Palmer should draw encouragement from the strong form of teammate Nico Hulkenberg, rather than be frustrated by his own recent struggles.

Palmer: Grosjean should've "used his brain" in Russian GP start

Jolyon Palmer said he had hoped that Romain Grosjean would “use his brain” at the start in Russia, following the double collision that put both men out of the race.

Palmer accepts blame for mistake "under pressure"

Jolyon Palmer owned up to making a mistake under pressure as he crashed out of Q1 at the Russian Grand Prix, on a weekend blighted by mechanical problems.

Renault balance "not good enough" despite updates – Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg "wasn't impressed" with the balance of his Renault car on long runs at Sochi, despite the French manufacturer having brought updates to the Russian GP to address its race pace deficit.

F1 drivers “very split” on Shield cockpit protection

Formula 1 drivers remain “very split” on cockpit protection options following the decision to prioritise the Shield over Halo for 2018, Renault's Jolyon Palmer says.

Renault confident it knows how to fix race pace problem

Renault chief technical officer Bob Bell says that the Enstone team knows what it has to do to improve the race day form of the RS17 – and it’s now a question of updated parts coming through the system.

Bahrain GP: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Valtteri Bottas tonight claimed his first F1 career pole position at the Bahrain International Circuit

Palmer aware he is expected to be "blown away" by Hulkenberg

Jolyon Palmer says he is aware his critics in Formula 1 are expecting him to be "blown away" by new Renault teammate Nico Hulkenberg this year.

Palmer wants Renault to check car before China

Jolyon Palmer wants Renault to check his car before the Chinese Grand Prix to ensure there is no lasting damage from his practice crash in the Formula 1 season opener.

Australian GP: Hamilton takes first pole of F1 2017

Lewis Hamilton will start the Australian Grand Prix from pole position, as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel beat Valtteri Bottas to the other front row starting spot.

Palmer says he "had no chance" in FP2 crash

Renault Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer said he "had no chance" to save the FP2 crash that ended his Friday running at the Australian Grand Prix early.

Australian GP: Hamilton fastest in first practice of F1 2017

Lewis Hamilton headed a Mercedes one-two in the opening practice session for the 2017 Formula 1 season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Renault introduces "big fix" to cure engine problems

Renault has brought a "big fix" to the Australian Grand Prix in a bid to cure the problem with its Formula 1 engine that hindered its pre-season testing.

Barcelona F1 test: Combined fastest laptimes

With the two weeks of pre-season F1 testing now over, here is a chart with the combined fastest laptimes from the eight days of running at Barcelona.

Renault says testing has "magnified" ERS issue

Renault has revealed Formula 1’s pre-season tests have “magnified” an issue with its engine it was aware of before it arrived at Barcelona last week.