A disappointing, frustrating weekend for Jolyon Palmer came to an end at the second corner of Sunday's race, the victim of an ambitious over-the-kerbs overtake attempt from Romain Grosjean.

Jolyon started the race from P16 on a new set of Ultrasoft tyres before retiring from the race following that contact at Turn Two on the opening lap.

Jolyon Palmer, #30, R.S.17-03: Started P16, DNF (accident)

“I had a decent-enough start then heading down to Turn Two there was a Sauber on my outside then Romain made a very ambitious move over the kerbs on the inside from behind. There was no space for me to go because of the Sauber, so maybe Romain wasn’t aware of that, but he kept it in, hit me, then we were both out of the race. That was a shame for both of us really. I feel for my crew this weekend as they’ve worked so hard on the car, then we had such a short race. Now it’s reset, reload and look to Barcelona.”

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