Jolyon Palmer is a British racing driver in the highly
competitive GP2 championship, a feeder series to Formula One.
He has marked himself out as one of the brightest young prospects in world motorsport following a promising debut GP2 season in 2011 with Arden International where he secured a string of top 10 results, followed by a maiden podium for Addax during the GP2 Finals event in Abu Dhabi.
In 2012, Jolyon moved to British team iSport International, competing in an increased 12-round GP2 calendar. He enjoyed an impressive campaign including recording a maiden win at the showpiece Monaco event, together with two further podiums at Silverstone and Monza. He finished 11th in the drivers' standings despite a series of electrical issues blighting the first four events.
For 2013, Jolyon returns to the GP2 Series with Carlin who are widely regarded as one of the most respected teams in world motorsport. Carlin joined the GP2 Series as recently as 2011 but are already established as one of the leading teams with Max Chilton finishing fourth in the drivers' standings in 2012. Jolyon secured his first win with the team in the Hungary Feature Race, after fighting his way past Marcus Ericsson in a thrilling battle. He added to that with a second Feature Race victory following a supreme drive on the streets of Singapore.
Prior to GP2, Jolyon enjoyed an outstanding season in the 2010 FIA Formula 2 Championship where he finished runner-up after dominating the first half of the campaign. Indeed, Palmer delivered several master-classes during the season, belying his young age with a number of superb drives which saw him push eventual champion Dean Stoneman all the way until the very final round of the season. Such results meant Jolyon led F2 for much of the 2010 season, ending with five wins, ten podiums and five pole positions to his credit.
Jolyon's Career in pictures
GP2 Series 2013
GP2 Series 2012
GP2 Series 2011
FIA Formula Two Championship 2010
FIA Formula Two Championship 2009
Formula Palmer Audi Championship 2007/8
T Cars 2006/7
- Date of Birth: 20-01-1991
- Age: 22
- Nationality: UK
- Height: 6ft
- Sponsors: Comma, PalmerSport, MSV, 3663, Comtact
- Other Interests: Football, tennis
- Sporting Idol: Roger Federer, Usain Bolt
- Favourite Food: Gazpacho
- Favourite Circuit: Brands Hatch, Monza, Monaco
- Favourite Colour: Blue
"I'm very happy to be racing for Carlin in 2013. The team showed good pace in only their second season in GP2 and I know they are hungry to build on that. My aim is to be fighting for the championship and I'm confident we are in a position to do that."
2012 GP2 Series, 11th overall with 1 win, 2 podiums, 12 top 10 finishes
2011 GP2 Finals, 4th overall with 1
GP2 Series - 28th, 2 top 10 finishes
GP2 Asia Series - 19th, top 10 finish
2010 FIA Formula Two Championship - 2nd
overall, 5 wins, 10 podiums, 5 poles
2009 FIA Formula Two Championship - 21st
2008 Formula Palmer Audi - 3rd, 1 win, 11 podiums, 3 poles
Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy - 3rd, 3 podiums
2007 Formula Palmer Audi - 10th, 2 wins, 4 podiums, 1 pole
T Cars- 2 races, 2 wins, 1 pole