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Renault impressed with Jolyon Palmer

  • Published on 20 Dec 2016 15:45
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Renault technical chief Bob Bell has highlighted the progress made by Jolyon Palmer during his maiden Formula One campaign.

Palmer had a slow start to his F1 career, but improved throughout the year and took his first point in Malaysia in October.

"I don't know if it took him a while to get his head around Formula One in a full-on season, get used to the cars and get used to this car, and how to get the best out of it," Bell told Autosport.

"I don't know if it was just a learning thing for him. It quite possibly was but either way he's shown real progress," Bell continued. "That's the important thing, whatever the reason behind it is."

Palmer will partner the incoming Nico Hulkenberg in 2017, and Bell feels he can carry on getting better.

"I don't think he's finished with that yet, he's going to keep improving," he said. "He'll learn from someone like Nico, which is another important factor, and he's prepared to learn which is good."

"He's got an open mind and he's gaining in stature all the time," Bell added. "If he keeps developing as he has done in the latter half of the season then he'll do well."

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  • really? because we didnt!

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    • Dec 21 2016 - 18:54
  • Fans in general are even more impressed with how far Renault have fallen.

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    • Dec 22 2016 - 05:46

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