Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Jolyon Palmer finished just half a second away from the points with his third eleventh place finish of the season in the Austrian Grand Prix. He now heads to Silverstone for his home event – the British Grand Prix.
Jolyon started the race from P16 on a new set of Soft Pirelli tyres, pitting on lap 34 for a new set of Ultrasoft tyres, with which he finished the race.
Jolyon Palmer, #30, R.S.17-03: Started P16, finished P11.
“We started in P16 and finished eleventh, it’s my third race with an eleventh place finish, once more within touching distance of points! I had Lance Stroll in my way for just over forty laps and couldn’t get past him, which is frustrating. I need to focus on qualifying better, but throughout the weekend the pace seemed improved so overall there are some positives. It’s my home race coming up, and Silverstone’s a great track with a lot of fast corners and it’s one I really like to drive, so hopefully that can be the one that gets me in the points.”