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Palmer: "I'm the master of 11th place"

  • Published on 10 Jul 2017 12:59
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Jolyon Palmer once again got close to scoring points in Austria, as the Brit crossed the line in 11th place. The Brit joked that he is currently the master of finishing in the aforementioned position after he failed to get by Lance Stroll to secure his first point of the season.

Palmer started the race from 16th on the grid but avoiding the first corner drama allowed him to climb a number of places. When Stoffel Vandoorne received a drive-through penalty for ignoring blue flags, Palmer moved up to 11th where he battled Lance Stroll for the final points paying position.

"There was not much more I could have done, there was just a Williams in my way," Palmer said. "50 laps behind Lance was really frustrating as the pace felt really good today but the conclusion is I am the master of 11th place. It was the third one in a row when I've finished. 

"I'm right on the gearbox of 10th but I can't quite get it. I think after I finish 11th in Monaco I thought, right next time, and then in Montreal it was the same and now here. Silverstone has got to be at least one better.  This weekend has been much better as I've been really happy with the car all the way through the weekend even if we missed a bit out during qualifying so by starting 16th meant 11th was about it."

Palmer's future is in major doubt, with some suggesting that the 2014 GP2 champion won't see out the end of the season with Renault. The Brit will need to score some points soon if he is to retain his seat for 2018, where there are a number of contenders waiting.

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • Hahah #PalmerOut

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    • Jul 10 2017 - 13:56
  • Vandoorne was within a second of him for 20 laps or so but just couldn't pass him with that Honda engine.

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    • Jul 10 2017 - 14:15
  • Alonzo

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    Gutierrez was the master of 11th in 2016... Ask him how that worked out for him....

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    • Jul 10 2017 - 19:42
  • I'm not going to deny he needs to do better, but I've always thought JP is a better driver than his results suggest. I think there's speed there somewhere - if he doesn't succeed in F1, maybe he'll succeed elsewhere? I just think people should give him a break, he knows there's pressure on him without being constantly reminded!

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    • Jul 10 2017 - 21:56
  • Kurosawa

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    beiing a master of 11th place is not exactly something to be proud of
    that said I wish him well for the upcoming races, he has received a lot of bashing for his poor performances this year and the latest rumour from France is that Wehrlein could take his seat starting from the Belgian GP since Mercedes wants to move him up in a better team

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    • Jul 11 2017 - 01:33
  • I hope Jolyon will score points at Silverstone, just to make worth all his hard work and efforts. For next year, he won't get a seat anymore. He just isn't quick enough, despite his talent. Heis something for WEC, consistent he is.

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    • Jul 11 2017 - 07:30
  • Where's Robert Kubica?

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    • Jul 11 2017 - 09:15

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