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Palmer "excited" for 2018 racing plans

  • Published on 17 Sep 2017 13:23
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Jolyon Palmer is in no rush to decide where he will be racing in 2018. On Friday, Renault announced that Carlos Sainz would be joining the team in 2018 to partner Nico Hulkenberg, and replacing the Brit who made his debut for the squad in 2016.

With Williams being the only remaining option for Palmer, the chances of the 2014 GP2 champion racing in F1 in 2018 are unlikely. However, despite knowing that he won't be at Renault, he is remaining positive about his future, claiming that 2018 will be "exciting".

"I haven’t thought too much [about my future]. I’m quite excited for next year," Palmer said. "It’ll certainly be something different for sure. I know what I’m not going to be doing. We’ll have a bit of time to try and decide. I’m not worried about anything in the future. We’ll see, it’s an exciting time."

Speaking about a potential move to Williams, he commented: "I don’t know at the moment. We’ll have to see. I need to have a think for myself as well. Of course Williams is a great team, a team that I grew up supporting, a good old British team that my dad drove for as well. We’ll have to see.

"I have a little bit of time to think. Obviously I’ve only known this for not that long a time, so I’ve been focusing on staying with Renault still. Now obviously that’s not happening, so I can look at other opportunities inside or outside of F1."


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  • mbmwe36

    Posts: 533

    Putting on a brave front here, but what else would he say?
    He was extremely lucky to get a second season in F1. I would imagine that he'll join Formula E next near, and I expect that he'd do quite well there considering the quality, or lack thereof, of the current drivers.

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    • Sep 17 2017 - 13:47
    • xoya

      Posts: 583

      I beleive he will drive for Renault in Formula E instead of Prost. Prost is just crap.

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      • Sep 17 2017 - 15:20
  • f1dave

    Posts: 782

    So is Palmer.

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    • Sep 17 2017 - 16:56
  • Harryw

    Posts: 107

    Great guy. We need British drivers in F1 to inspire youngers so lets hope he gets a seat at a small team

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    • Sep 18 2017 - 09:04

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