Jolyon Palmer information & statistics

Jolyon Palmer
NameJolyon Palmer
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Place of BirthHorsham
Date of BirthJan 20th 1991 - 26 years old
First RaceMar 20th 2016 Australian F1 GP result
Last RaceOct 8th 2017 Japanese F1 GP result
Best Qualifying10th - (2 times)
Best Result6th - Sep 17th 2017 Singapore F1 GP result

Jolyon Palmer drove car number 30 for Renault

Jolyon Palmer F1 statistics:

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Jolyon Palmer Biography

Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport F1 Team RS16. Singapore GP F1/2016

Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport F1 Team RS16. Singapore GP F1/2016

Leading Renault’s charge this season is new-boy Jolyon Palmer, who follows in his father’s footsteps by making his dream come true in F1.

Palmer, the son of 90s racer Jonathan Palmer, has not been carried into the sport by his dad’s cash or influence, though. He is a former GP2 champion and a highly-rated driver, who is unlikely to look out of place in the bigger series in the world.

After a season in Formula Audi and a second placed finish in Formula Two in 2009, Palmer made the switch to GP2 – the conventional feeder series for F1.

However, it took him 18 months to win his first race and he didn’t finish in the top 10 until his third season in 2013.

But Palmer is a renowned student of racing, and took GP2 by storm in his fourth season as he won four races on his way to the 2014 title.

Talk of F1 gathered momentum and on the back of his success he joined Force India as a Test driver for the remaining races that season, and then Lotus for 2015.

With the British team suffering financially, Romain Grosjean jumped ship to Haas F1 and a spot opened for the Sussex-born Palmer to take his seat.

In 2015, he showed enough promise in 12 Friday practice sessions to be just 0.2s off the pace of veteran driver Pastor Maldonado.

Renault have now bought Lotus, and while his cash is a key reason behind his appointment, Palmer didn't deliver what he was expected to deliver. He had a lot of technical trouble in 2017 and he couldn't put his team mate Nico Hulkenberg under pressure. He was out qualified in 15 of a total of 16 races. He classified a very good 6th in his penultimate race during the Singapore Grand Prix. But this great result was to late, because his future in F1 was already planned by other forces.

He drove his last race at the Japanese Grand Prix  where he finished 12th. His seat was given to Carlos Sainz for the last 4 races of the 2017 F1 season.

Official Jolyon Palmer website: http://www.jolyonpalmer.com/


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Jolyon Palmer F1 Championship Season Results



Jolyon Palmer F1 Championships Summary

YearTeamEngineRaces1st2nd3rdPodiumsPolesLapsFastestAvg PtsPoints
2017 France Renault Renault160000072200.508
2016 France Renault Renault210000096200.051



Jolyon Palmer F1 GP Race Classifications

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Ret11 Times

Jolyon Palmer F1 GP Race Results

3720172017 Japanese F1 GP result30RenaultRenault18120
3620172017 Singapore F1 GP result30RenaultRenault1168
3520172017 Malaysian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault12150
3420172017 Italian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault17Retgearbox0
3320172017 Belgian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault14130
3220172017 Hungarian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault10130
3120172017 British F1 GP result30RenaultRenault11RetHydraulic0
3020172017 Austrian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault16110
2920172017 Azerbaijan F1 GP result30RenaultRenault20Ret0
2820172017 Canadian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault15110
2720172017 Monaco F1 GP result30RenaultRenault16110
2620172017 Spanish F1 GP result30RenaultRenault17150
2520172017 Russian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault16RetCollision0
2420172017 Bahrain F1 GP result30RenaultRenault10130
2320172017 Chinese F1 GP result30RenaultRenault20130
2220172017 Australian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault19Retbrakes0
2120162016 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result30RenaultRenault15170
2020162016 Brazilian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault16RetCollision with Kvyat0
1920162016 Mexican F1 GP result30RenaultRenault21140
1820162016 US F1 GP result30RenaultRenault15130
1720162016 Japanese F1 GP result30RenaultRenault16120
1620162016 Malaysian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault19101
1520162016 Singapore F1 GP result30RenaultRenault19150
1420162016 Italian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault20Ret0
1320162016 Belgian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault13150
1220162016 German F1 GP result30RenaultRenault16190
1120162016 Hungarian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault17120
1020162016 British F1 GP result30RenaultRenault18RetGearbox0
920162016 Austrian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault19120
820162016 Azerbaijan F1 GP result30RenaultRenault21150
720162016 Canadian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault17Rettechnical0
620162016 Monaco F1 GP result30RenaultRenault18RetCrashed0
520162016 Spanish F1 GP result30RenaultRenault17130
420162016 Russian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault18130
320162016 Chinese F1 GP result30RenaultRenault19220
220162016 Bahrain F1 GP result30RenaultRenault20RetHydraulics0
120162016 Australian F1 GP result30RenaultRenault14110



Jolyon Palmer F1 Podium Finishes




Jolyon Palmer F1 Pole Positions


Teammate Comparison


Jolyon Palmer Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2016RenaultKevin Magnussen107170000912912
2017RenaultNico Hülkenberg668340000511115



Latest Jolyon Palmer News

Sainz to 'finish season with Toro Rosso'

Sep.29 - Carlos Sainz says he is staying in his Toro Rosso seat for the rest of 2018. In the weeks before Malaysia, there were rumours the Spaniard would make his move to Renault..

September 29, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Palmer eyeing 'long term' Indycar switch for 2018

Sep.29 - Jolyon Palmer has admitted he is eyeing a potential switch to Indycar for 2018. After a tough couple of seasons with Renault, the son of former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer..

September 29, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Stroll unsure of 2018 Williams teammate

Sep.29 - Lance Stroll says he is getting on with his job rather than worrying about who his teammate will be in 2018. With Felipe Massa's future unclear, Williams has one of the..

September 29, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Kubica not denying Williams rumours

Sep.26 - Robert Kubica has not denied speculation he is now in the running for the Williams race seat for 2018. Earlier, the former BMW and Renault driver was eyeing a return to..

September 26, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Palmer set to keep Renault seat in 2017

Sep.25 - Jolyon Palmer looks set to keep his race seat at Renault for the rest of the 2018 season. Sources report that the British driver and his father Jonathan turned down the..

September 25, 2017 with 0 Comments.

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