Biography

Jolyon Palmer is the newly-crowned GP2 Champion, the first British driver to win the F1 feeder series since Lewis Hamilton in 2006.

Driving for French team DAMS, 23-year-old Palmer has set records this season for the greatest number of points scored in a season (256) and for the most consecutive points finishes (19). He qualified on the front row seven times, won four races (at Bahrain, Monaco, Monza and Sochi) and secured an additional seven podium placings to win the championship with three races to spare.

Palmer started his season with five consecutive podium finishes, including two wins, demonstrating overtaking abilities which would become the hallmark of his impressive season. Jolyon's race craft was most evident at Monza, when a technicality forced him to start at the back of the grid, and he fought back from 26th to finish eighth. This secured him reverse grid pole for the Sprint Race, which he won to extend his championship lead.

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. He pushed eventual champion Dean Stoneman all the way until the final round of the season, scoring five wins, ten podiums and five pole positions.

 

Jolyon's Career in pictures

GP2 Series 2014

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

Stats

  • Date of Birth: 20-01-1991
  • Age: 23
  • 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

Target

"Looking ahead to the future F1 is now where I need to be. I have a management team working hard to make it happen. I've done all I can this year to show that I'm deserving of a race seat and I feel absolutely ready to do a good job if I get the chance."

Career History

2014 GP2 Series, Champion with four wins, seven further podiums, series record of 256 points and 19 consecutive points finishes.

2013 GP2 Series, 7th overall with 2 wins, 1 further podium, 1 pole position, 12 top 10 finishes

2012 GP2 Series, 11th overall with 1 win, 2 podiums, 12 top 10 finishes

2011 GP2 Finals, 4th overall with 1 podium.

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