Jolyon Palmer looks forward to staying in the heat and humidity of the Far East for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Jolyon Palmer was out of luck in today’s Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, with a suspected slow puncture from debris at the start of the race forcing an earlier-than-planned first pit-stop. Running thereafter out of sequence, the British F1 rookie finished 15th.
Renault Sport Formula One Team driver Jolyon Palmer will line up on the tenth row of the grid for the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix tomorrow (18 September). Jolyon lapped the Marina Bay Street Circuit in a time of 1min 46.960secs, the 19th fastest of qualifying.
“That was a pretty straightforward evening in the car and we’ve achieved everything we wanted today so that’s a positive. You could definitely feel the grip level improving over the sessions and we have a pretty solid base set-up. It’s certainly a pretty special lap around here”
After a highly frustrating early exit from the Italian Grand Prix through no fault of his own, Jolyon Palmer is hoping for a Singapore slingshot on the streets of Marina Bay.
Renault Sport Formula One Team experienced a character-building Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia at the Autodromo di Monza. Jolyon Palmer made up a number of positions after a spirited start however contact with Felipe Nasr - for which the Sauber driver was subsequently penalised - led to retirement on safety grounds.