Jolyon Palmer

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Jolyon Palmer
Jolyon Palmer, Donington Park, Apr 2012.jpg
Palmer at Donington Park, 2012
Born Jolyon Carlyle Palmer
(1991-01-20) 20 January 1991 (age 26)
Horsham, United Kingdom
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
2017 team Renault[1]
Car number 30
Entries 21 (20 starts)
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 1
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 2016 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2016 position 18th (1 pt)
Related to Jonathan Palmer (father)
Will Palmer (brother)
GP2 Series career
Debut season 2011
Current team DAMS
Car no. 7
Former teams iSport International
Arden International
Carlin
Starts 84
Wins 7
Poles 4
Fastest laps 9
Best finish 1st in 2014
Previous series
2011
20092011
2008
200708
2006–07
2005–06
GP2 Asia Series
FIA Formula Two
FPA Autumn Trophy
Formula Palmer Audi
T Cars
T Cars Autumn Trophy
Championship titles
2014
2006
GP2 Series
T Cars Autumn Trophy

Jolyon Carlyle Palmer (born 20 January 1991 in Horsham) is a British racing driver, currently driving for Renault Sport F1 Team in the Formula One World Championship. Palmer will remain with Renault in 2017 after debuting in F1 with the team at the start of the 2016 season, during which he scored his first World Championship points at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Palmer, the son of former F1 driver and major UK race circuit owner Jonathan Palmer, was educated at Cranleigh School and the University of Nottingham. He drove for the Lotus Formula One team as a test driver in 2015, stepping up to a full-time race seat the following season when the team received manufacturer backing from Renault.[2] Prior to racing in F1, Jolyon enjoyed a successful junior single-seater career, including claiming the 2014 GP2 Series title.

Career[edit]

T Cars (2005–2007)[edit]

Having spent 2004 racing in MiniMax karts, Palmer moved up to cars in 2005 and specifically the T Cars championship's Autumn Trophy – a racing series for drivers between the ages of 14 and 17. Palmer finished fifth in that championship, with a grand total of 92 points, 46 behind championship winner Adrian Quaife-Hobbs. He moved up to the main championship in 2006, earning one pole position and four podiums, and again finished fifth in the championship with 101 points, 69 behind champion Luciano Bacheta. Palmer also took part in a second Autumn Trophy, winning four of the six races. He took part in two races of the 2007 season, winning both but decided to concentrate on Formula Palmer Audi.

Formula Palmer Audi (2007–2008)[edit]

In 2007, Palmer moved to the series which his father, Jonathan, created nine years before. He finished 12th on debut at Silverstone, and his results gradually improved with him taking two wins (one at Brands Hatch[3] and one at Oulton Park[4]) and two pole positions at Brands,[5][6] on his way to tenth in the championship. He missed the final two rounds of the championship, due to an abdominal injury suffered in a quad bike accident at his home in West Sussex,[7] in which he nearly died as he lost a kidney, punctured a lung, suffered liver damage and lost a lot of blood.[8]

He recovered in time for the start of the 2008 season, in which he was a championship challenger right up until the last few races of the season. Palmer secured one win (at the overseas race at Spa) and 11 podiums along with three pole positions and ended up just 22 points behind Jason Moore, in third place. The Autumn Trophy and the FPA Shootout also brought third places for Palmer, taking three podiums from the six races.

FIA Formula Two (2009–2010)[edit]

2009 saw Palmer move up to the FIA Formula Two Championship, driving car number three.[9] His best result was a sixth-place finish at Imola. He returned to the series in 2010, winning the opening race of the season at Silverstone,[10] taking the first F2 win by a British driver since his father did so at Mugello in 1983.[11] Palmer picked up one fifth-place finish in the next round at Marrakech, but bounced back to take both wins and the championship lead in the third round at Monza.[12] He eventually finished 2nd behind fellow Briton Dean Stoneman.

Palmer made a one-off return to F2 during the 2011 season at the Nürburgring, but was a non-starter in both races.

GP2 Series (2011–2014)[edit]

2011 season[edit]

Palmer driving for Arden at the Monza round of the 2011 GP2 Series season.

Palmer made his GP2 Series main season debut in 2011, driving for the Arden International team alongside Josef Král.[13] He scored a top ten finish on his debut weekend at Abu Dhabi and more top ten finishes followed at Istanbul and Valencia. A move to the Barwa Addax team for the non-championship GP2 Finals saw a breakthrough on his return to Abu Dhabi, with third and fourth places to end his debut year in the category on a high.

2012 season[edit]

Palmer celebrates his Monaco GP2 win in 2012 with his father Jonathan

For the 2012 season, Palmer switched to the iSport International team, alongside Marcus Ericsson. Despite topping the first practice session of the year in Malaysia, persistent electrical problems blighted the early part of his season, precipitating a change of chassis. Results immediately improved and a sixth place at Monaco was followed by his maiden GP2 victory in the sprint race there.[14] Next came a podium position at Silverstone, putting Palmer into the top ten of the leaderboard as the season entered its second half, although he ultimately slipped to 11th despite another podium finish at Monza.

2013 season[edit]

Palmer on the grid in his DAMS car at Barcelona in 2014

For the 2013 GP2 Series season Palmer drove for Carlin, partnering Brazilian 2011 British F3 Champion Felipe Nasr. He scored his first win of the year in the Feature Race at the Hungaroring and took pole, fastest lap and the Feature Race win on the streets of Singapore, ending 13 seconds ahead of team-mate Nasr. Palmer qualified in the top three in each of the final three events and finished 7th overall in the points table.

2014 season[edit]

Palmer switched to DAMS for the 2014 GP2 Series season and topped the opening day of pre-season testing at Abu Dhabi.[15] He qualified on pole for the first race of the season in Bahrain and finished on the podium. He won the Sprint Race the following day to lead the championship, a lead he held for the rest of the year and added another win in the feature race at Monaco.

Palmer driving for iSport at Silverstone Circuit

At Hungary he prevailed in wheel-to-wheel contests with Felipe Nasr in both races, and tensions boiled over during the Sprint Race podium ceremony.[16]

At Monza, Palmer was forced to start at the back of the grid for the Feature Race, after his DAMS car was found to have less than the mandatory one litre of fuel remaining, having originally qualified fourth. Despite this, he finished eighth in the Feature Race, securing reverse grid pole for the Sprint Race, which he won to further extend his championship lead.[17]

Palmer clinched the championship at the first possible attempt, with a fourth win of the year at the new Sochi circuit in Russia. He won the title with three races to spare, and achieved an all-time points record in the series.

Speaking just after clinching the title he said: "It wasn't going to be easy to win the championship this weekend, especially today after missing out on pole yesterday. I can't thank the team enough, they've done an incredible job all year, we've been fighting for pretty much every Feature Race win and every pole with almost no mistakes. It feels amazing to be champion!

"The pressure is off us now and we've got another race tomorrow and another round at Abu Dhabi. We can go out now, enjoy it and have some fun!

"Looking through the list of previous GP2 Champions, they're all unbelievable drivers, and to be on that list is something which can't be taken away from me, it's an incredible feeling."[18]

On 19 November it was announced that Palmer would drive for the Sahara Force India F1 team at the Abu Dhabi post-season test on 25 November.[19]

Formula One[edit]

2014 season (Force India)[edit]

Palmer got his first taste of a Formula One car at the end of season test at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit on 25 November 2014.[20] Driving for the Force India team, he ended the day in fourth place, despite technical issues interrupting his running.

2015 season (Lotus)[edit]

On 20 January 2015 it was announced that Palmer had signed as test and reserve driver for the Lotus F1 Formula One team for 2015.[21] With 2010 champion Pastor Maldonado and 2011 champion Romain Grosjean as their official drivers, it was the first time that three GP2 champions were together on the same team.

Palmer made his debut in the team's 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid, on day two of the official pre-season test in Barcelona.[22] Completing 77 laps, he ran a programme focused on data gathering and development work. He finished the day in eighth place. Lotus F1 Team's Trackside Operations Director Alan Permane said: "Today was about data accumulation and Jolyon did a great job in his first time in the car, especially with the particularly cold conditions to start the session in the morning."[23]

He went on to make his Formula One debut on a Grand Prix weekend as he took to the track in Free Practice One at the third round of the 2015 season in China. Palmer completed a packed schedule of aerodynamic and set-up work to finish in 15th place overall on his first visit to the Shanghai circuit.[24]

In his next outing at the Bahrain International Circuit, Palmer ended the session in 14th position, 0.441s shy of teammate Pastor Maldonado.[25] He drove in Free Practice One at the Spanish Grand Prix, recording the 13th fastest time and finishing ahead of Maldonado,[26] before topping the timesheets on the second day of the in-season test in Barcelona on Wednesday 13 May.[27] On 11 June 2015 it was announced that he would drive in Free Practice 1 for the rest of the European season, a total of 5 Grands Prix, which would take him from Austria to Italy, replacing Frenchman Romain Grosjean.[28]

He continued in FP1 in both Austria and Britain, his home Grand Prix, to finish in 14th position before suffering from limited running in Hungary.[29] Palmer tested a new front-wing for Lotus F1 Team in the next Free Practice One session at Spa-Francorchamps, as Romain Grosjean came home third in the Belgian Grand Prix that weekend.[30] Palmer took part in several further sessions, his final appearance in the Lotus E23 coming at the Abu Dhabi season closer, where technical issues limited him to just 10 minutes' running.[31]

2016 season (Renault)[edit]

Palmer driving for Renault at the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix.

On 23 October 2015 it was announced that Palmer would be promoted to full Race Driver for the Renault Sport F1 Team in 2016, and became first driver from FIA Formula Two Championship alumni to progress to Formula One team. He was joined by ex-McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen for Renault's return to the sport as a constructor, having bought the Lotus F1 Team over the winter. At his debut event in the Australian Grand Prix Palmer outqualified Magnussen to the 14th grid position, and after a good start finished the race 11th ahead of his teammate, just outside the point scoring positions.

A car issue in the next races in Bahrain and China prevented Palmer from showing his true form but he bounced back in the Russian Grand Prix, finishing a strong 13th having started 18th on the grid. He repeated that result in the Spanish Grand Prix, coming home ahead of team-mate Magnussen. After an early exit in Monaco, a water leak put paid to his race in Canada before he finished the European Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan, in a creditable 15th.

Palmer recorded his best result since the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as he came home in 12th in Austria before competing in his maiden home Grand Prix at Silverstone. That ended in disappointment as he suffered a suspected gearbox problem which led to his retirement on lap 38, but he produced a career-best drive next time out in the Hungarian Grand Prix as he narrowly missed out on a maiden points scoring finish in Formula 1, finishing 12th. An opening lap clash ended his German Grand Prix before he led the Renault charge at Spa-Francorchamps in the Belgian Grand Prix, coming home in 15th. Palmer's Italian Grand Prix came to a premature end as he once again led the way for the French manufacturer, as Sauber's Felipe Nasr hit the Brit and eventually forced his retirement from the race on safety grounds.

At the Malaysian Grand Prix, Palmer had his best result to date and claimed his first World Championship point. He finished 10th, 14 seconds behind Jenson Button's McLaren and three seconds ahead of Carlos Sainz in a Toro Rosso. On 9 November 2016 it was announced Palmer had extended his deal with Renault for 2017.

2017 season (Renault)[edit]

Palmer remained with Renault Sport F1 Team for the start of the 2017 F1 season, where he was accompanied by a new team-mate in Nico Hülkenberg,[32] replacing the departing Kevin Magnussen.[33]

Renault unveiled its brand new RS17 at a special launch event in London on 22 January, in a yellow and black livery, adorned with Jolyon's signature race number, 30.[34]

Palmer made his first public appearance behind the wheel of the RS17 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain in late February, ending the week with the third fastest time on the final day, behind only the Ferrari of Kimi Räikkönen and the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.[35]

Other racing activities[edit]

Following his GP2 success, Palmer was invited to take part in the 2014 Race of Champions held at the Bushy Park circuit in Barbados. Palmer competed in the Race of Champions Nations Cup event for Team Young Stars, with DTM race-winner Pascal Wehrlein as his team-mate. The pair narrowly missed out on progressing from the group stages, with Palmer losing in close races to Robby Gordon and nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen but defeating European F3 Champion Esteban Ocon.[36]

In the actual Race of Champions event, Palmer lost to Tom Kristensen, Pascal Wehrlein and Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan-Hunter Reay.[37]

Palmer returned to compete in the 2015 Race of Champions on home soil at the Olympic Stadium in London as part of the Young Stars pairing, once again racing alongside Pascal Wehrlein. The duo were beaten in the quarter finals by England's touring car drivers Andy Priaulx and Jason Plato, before Palmer was edged out by GT racer Alex Buncombe in the individual competition.[38]

Awards[edit]

On 4 December 2014, Palmer was announced as the winner of the Guild of Motoring Writers Driver of the Year Award at a prize gala in London.[39] Each year, the trophy is awarded to the leading driver as chosen by a panel of leading motorsport journalists. Previous winners have included Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Michael Schumacher.

Palmer was nominated for the Autosport Awards British Competition Driver of the Year in 2014, losing out to Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton.[40]

He collected the British Racing Drivers' Club's Fairfield Trophy in 2014, which is awarded to a BRDC member for outstanding performance throughout the year. The ceremony was attended by Lewis Hamilton, 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and BRDC President Derek Warwick.[41]

Media work[edit]

Palmer has written for Sky Sports F1, with a GP2 Diary posted after each event during his time in the series.[42] He has also provided commentary for BBC F1, Radio 5 Live and Sky Sports F1, and was the regular co-commentator for the GP2 Series on Sky Sports F1 in 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Palmer is the son of former F1 driver and major UK race circuit owner Jonathan Palmer. His younger brother, Will, won the 2015 British BRDC Formula 4 Championship and the prestigious 2015 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

Speaking to the Daily Express newspaper in July 2014, Palmer said that "I am giving everything I can to win the (GP2) series this year and that includes more work, no social life, strict diet – no girlfriend."

Palmer is a supporter of Ipswich Town FC.[43]

Palmer has one brother; Will, and two sisters; Emily and Alice, who are keen show jumpers.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 T Cars Autumn Trophy 6  ?  ?  ?  ? 92 5th
2006 T Cars PalmerSport Junior 20 0 1  ? 4 92 5th
T Cars Autumn Trophy 6 4 3 4 5 61 1st
2007 Formula Palmer Audi 15 2 2  ? 4 187 10th
T Cars PalmerSport Junior 2 2 1 2 0 24 11th
2008 Formula Palmer Audi 20 1 3 3 11 338 3rd
Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy 6 0 0 0 3 89 3rd
Formula Palmer Audi Shootout 3 0 0 0 1 36 3rd
2009 Formula Palmer Audi PalmerSport 8 1 3 2 2 70 16th
FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 16 0 0 0 0 3 21st
2010 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 18 5 5 3 10 242 2nd
2011 GP2 Series Arden International 18 0 0 0 0 0 28th
GP2 Asia Series 4 0 0 0 0 0 19th
GP2 Final Barwa Addax Team 2 0 0 0 1 9 4th
FIA Formula Two Championship PalmerSport 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 GP2 Series iSport International 24 1 0 0 3 78 11th
2013 GP2 Series Carlin Motorsport 22 2 1 2 3 119 7th
2014 GP2 Series DAMS 22 4 3 7 12 276 1st
Formula One Sahara Force India F1 Team Test driver
2015 Formula One Lotus F1 Team Test driver
2016 Formula One Renault Sport F1 Team 21 0 0 0 0 1 18th

Complete Formula Two results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
2009 3 VAL
1

21
VAL
2

Ret
BRN
1

10
BRN
2

14
SPA
1

16
SPA
2

Ret
BRH
1

12
BRH
2

16
DON
1

16
DON
2

12
OSC
1

15
OSC
2

19
IMO
1

12
IMO
2

6
CAT
1

13
CAT
2

11
21st 3
2010 3 SIL
1

1
SIL
2

2
MAR
1

Ret
MAR
2

5
MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

1
ZOL
1

2
ZOL
2

2
ALG
1

1
ALG
2

2
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

Ret
BRN
1

5
BRN
2

1
OSC
1

3
OSC
2

12
VAL
1

7
VAL
2

13
2nd 242
2011 14 SIL
1
SIL
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
NÜR
1

DNS
NÜR
2

DNS
BRH
1
BRH
2
SPL
1
SPL
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
NC 0

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2011 Arden International IST
FEA

17
IST
SPR

9
CAT
FEA

18
CAT
SPR

17
MON
FEA

NC
MON
SPR

11
VAL
FEA

9
VAL
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

20
SIL
SPR

16
NÜR
FEA

19
NÜR
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

22
HUN
SPR

18
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

14
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

19
28th 0
2012 iSport International SEP
FEA

17
SEP
SPR

12
BHR1
FEA

DNS
BHR1
SPR

7
BHR2
FEA

24
BHR2
SPR

22
CAT
FEA

9
CAT
SPR

DNS
MON
FEA

6
MON
SPR

1
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

3
SIL
SPR

5
HOC
FEA

18
HOC
SPR

18
HUN
FEA

6
HUN
SPR

5
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

10
MNZ
FEA

7
MNZ
SPR

3
MRN
FEA

Ret
MRN
SPR

Ret
11th 78
2013 Carlin SEP
FEA

6
SEP
SPR

9
BHR
FEA

5
BHR
SPR

6
CAT
FEA

10
CAT
SPR

4
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

12
SIL
FEA

6
SIL
SPR

Ret
NÜR
FEA

24
NÜR
SPR

11
HUN
FEA

1
HUN
SPR

12
SPA
FEA

15
SPA
SPR

6
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

10
MRN
FEA

1
MRN
SPR

17
YMC
FEA

2
YMC
SPR

Ret
7th 119
2014 DAMS BHR
FEA

3
BHR
SPR

1
CAT
FEA

2
CAT
SPR

2
MON
FEA

1
MON
SPR

7
RBR
FEA

5
RBR
SPR

6
SIL
FEA

2
SIL
SPR

4
HOC
FEA

3
HOC
SPR

6
HUN
FEA

4
HUN
SPR

2
SPA
FEA

6
SPA
SPR

3
MNZ
FEA

8
MNZ
SPR

1
SOC
FEA

1
SOC
SPR

10
YMC
FEA

2
YMC
SPR

Ret
1st 276

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 DC Points
2011 Arden International YMC
FEA

14
YMC
SPR

10
IMO
FEA

19
IMO
SPR

Ret
19th 0

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Points
2015 Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid 1.6 V6 t AUS MAL CHN
TD
BHR
TD
ESP
TD
MON CAN AUT
TD
GBR
TD
HUN
TD
BEL
TD
ITA
TD
SIN JPN
TD
RUS
TD
USA
TD1
MEX
TD
BRA
TD
ABU
TD
 –  –
2016 Renault Sport F1 Team Renault RS16 Renault RE16 1.6 V6 t AUS
11
BHR
DNS
CHN
22
RUS
13
ESP
13
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
EUR
15
AUT
12
GBR
Ret
HUN
12
GER
19
BEL
15
ITA
Ret
SIN
15
MAL
10
JPN
12
USA
13
MEX
14
BRA
Ret
ABU
17
18th 1

^1 – Was entered as third driver, but did not run due to bad weather.[44]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Fabio Leimer
GP2 Series
Champion

2014
Succeeded by
Stoffel Vandoorne