Renault Sport Formula One Team's Jolyon Palmer ended the first day of the Pirelli Belgian Grand Prix with the tenth-fastest time of the day, a 1min 46.670secs. Jo completed 47 laps of the 7.004 km Spa Francorchamps circuit. Today’s session programmes ran without trouble, however rain interrupted the end of FP2.
Jolyon Palmer, #30, R.S.17-03
Free practice 1: P11, 1:47.930, 14 laps
Free practice 2: P10, 1:46.670, 23 laps
Jo: “I love Spa as a circuit so it was great to be able to get some good work done on the car throughout today’s sessions. By the end of FP1 the car felt pretty special. FP2 was interrupted by the rain, but we were able to get further understanding of the tyres before the heavens opened. It was a good start to my weekend so I’m hopeful it continues in a positive manner.”