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Palmer adamant that he will see out the season at Renault

  • Published on 15 Sep 2017 12:24
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  • By: Sam Gale

Jolyon Palmer has remained adamant that he will see out the season at Renault despite the constant swirling rumours about his future. It has been suggested in light of the heavily rumoured McLaren Renault move that part of the complex deal will see Toro Rosso lose Carlos Sainz to Renault, with Palmer set to lose out on his seat as soon as Malaysia some people are saying.

Palmer has admittedly unperformed this season, scoring no point compared to his much more experienced teammate Nico Hulkenberg who has 34 points this season and failing to out qualify him all season. He has struggled a lot with bad luck, but most see this as not enough of an excuse to save Palmer from his poor performances.

Palmer said this as a response to the rumours on his future: "I have seven races this year to try to do the best I can, obviously it's been a little bit of a tough year, I think the last two races have been much better, even if they didn't show in the end, the performance has been I think there or thereabouts.
Hopefully the car will be better on these tracks and we can finally get some points.

 "I have a contract. I've got seven more races this year. There have been suggestions for I think 35 races that I might not be in the next one, or in the next few.This is nothing new to me. It's water off a duck's back now. I think most races this year it's been the case and nothing's changed. I've got seven races to do. I'll be in Malaysia and I'll be racing to Abu Dhabi."


Sam Gale



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  • mbmwe36

    Posts: 533

    Realistically Palmer was in no position to negotiate anything last year. It was Renault's way or the highway, I think. So I imagine they could very easily relive him of his duties if they wanted to. That being said, I'm almost at the point where I hope he gets to see the season out, and hopefully get a little bit of redemption.

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    • Sep 15 2017 - 12:54
  • He had a choice in 2016, to improve or not. and apparently he didn't improve.

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    • Sep 15 2017 - 17:12
  • Just get out of the car and make space for someone who won't waste the seat Palmer.

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    • Sep 15 2017 - 17:39
  • f1dave

    Posts: 782

    Check out his driver profile on this site "0 members have this driver as their favourite" and we know why.

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    • Sep 15 2017 - 17:46
  • boudy

    Posts: 1,168

    I like Palmer. Give em hell Jolyon.


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    • Sep 15 2017 - 22:13
  • Jutlandia

    Posts: 191

    This just shows what Renault and most likely Arteboul has had on the agenda all the time.
    Palmer has never been nothing but a filler gap, until they could get their hands on Saintz.
    Maybe i'm missing something but is Saintz that good?
    And I can't help feel a bit sorry for Palmer after all, fighting with lousy equipment, and then beeing kicked out.
    Thank Good that KMAG turned down Renault's offer last season.

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    • Sep 16 2017 - 07:29

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