Jolyon Palmer posted his F1 career best result finishing sixth at the Singapore Grand Prix after a superb drive in difficult conditions. The first wet evening race in Formula 1 was full of drama and Jolyon drove a excellent race, capitalized on the wet conditions and safety cars to earn a valuable eight points for the Renault Sport F1 team.
Jolyon started the race from P11 on a set of wet tyres, pitting after eleven laps under a safety car, switching to Intermediates which he ran for twenty-nine laps before pitting for a set of Ultrasofts.
Jolyon Palmer, #30, R.S.17-03: Started P11, finished P6.
“I’m so happy, it’s been a long time coming but today everything fell into place. It was a tricky race with the drama at the start and the heavy rain but the circumstances put us in a good place to score some points. We had a good strategy, good pit stops and the car was good in the wet conditions. The next race should be even better.”