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Jolyon Palmer: "Now I am setting my sights higher"

  • Published on 17 Nov 2016 15:31
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Jolyon Palmer has set his sights higher for his second season in Formula One.

The 2014 GP2 champion secured a second season at Renault last week, and after a tough first year with the team, the Brit feels he can move forward next year.

"This year was a great chance to show what I can do," he is quoted by "I was on a one year deal, and the car was not fantastic this year. So the objective for me clearly at the start of the year was to be with Renault next year. And now I have done that, I am sure that the team is going to move forward from now on."

"I have showed what I can do in F1 already, so now I am setting my sights higher and I want to be the best I can, I want to be on the podium for the first time, win a race," he said. "So what you say is right, and also I am in the best place to do it because the team is growing as much as I am, and next year is going to be a big step. And a big step for me again. I hope that I can achieved some of those milestones sooner rather than later."

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  • Jutlandia

    Posts: 191

    Off course he's to set higher sights. But it will be a lost case already from the beginning.
    I think some one like Saintz is just waiting next season to get free of the Torro Rosso contract, because he knows that nothing will happen in case of drivers at Red Bull.
    But i admit that if Palmer races the pants of Hulkenberg, Renault will have a real problem.

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    • Nov 17 2016 - 15:46
    • Hemex

      Posts: 991

      Not so sure Carlos will choose Renault over Toro Rosso. With the new Renault engine he will probably outshine Jolyon's stellar ambitions. Even when he would outperform Nico Hülkenberg, which I don't expect at all, really. Only a really big bag of peseta's... eh, euro's might change that.

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      • Nov 17 2016 - 17:20
  • "I want to be the best I can", haven't you done that this year?
    Jolyon is very full of S... Hulkenberg will fully downgrade Palmer.
    Saintz will only go to Renault if there are no better options left and I think he will have options after next year which Palmer will not have.

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    • Nov 18 2016 - 16:45

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