Jolyon Palmer (born 20 January 1991) is a British Formula One driver who formerly drove for Renault from 2016 to 2017. He won the 2014 GP2 Series championship by 47 points, a result which earned him his testing role with Lotus for 2015. Jolyon is the son of former F1 driver/commentator Jonathan Palmer.
After a season of testing, the Enstone-based outfit announced at the 2015 United States Grand Prix that Palmer would take over Romain Grosjean's recently vacated race seat for 2016. At his sixteenth Grand Prix, in Malaysia, Palmer scored his first ever point. He competed in his last race at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix, as Carlos Sainz, Jr. made an early move to Renault starting from the United States Grand Prix.
Formula One Career
Formula One Statistical Overview
Formula One Record
|2015||Lotus F1 Team||Lotus-Mercedes||Test Driver|
|2016||Renault Sport Formula One Team||Renault||1||18th||Report|
|2017||Renault Sport Formula One Team||Renault||8||17th||Report|
|Front Row Starts||0|
|Distance Raced||8543 km (5308 mi)|
|Distance Led||0 km (0 mi)|
|Complete Formula One results|
|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)||DNS||Did not start|
|Italics||Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap||[+] More Symbols|
- "Jolyon Palmer named as Lotus reserve driver for 2015". BBC Sport. 20 January 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/30899155. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
- "United States GP: Jolyon Palmer to race for Lotus in 2016". BBC Sport. 23 October 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/34622959.
- "Renault Sport Formula One Team confirms driver change". Renault Sport. 7 October 2017. https://www.renaultsport.com/renault-sport-formula-one-team-confirm-driver-change.html. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
|V T E||Jolyon Palmer|
2016 • 2017
2016 • 2017
Kevin Magnussen (2016) • Nico Hülkenberg (2017)
|V T E||Lotus F1|
| Notable Drivers|
Kimi Räikkönen · Romain Grosjean · Pastor Maldonado · Jérôme d'Ambrosio · Heikki Kovalainen
Éric Boullier · Nick Chester
E20 · E21 · E22 · E23 Hybrid
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