Palmer earns first point

Date published: October 2 2016

Rookie driver Jolyon Palmer scored his first Championship point of the season at the recently concluded Malaysian Grand Prix and expressed his relief to finally do so.

The Brit admitted that it has been a long wait for him to finally get off the mark join and his team-mate Kevin Magnussen as Renualt’s point scorers.

On the achievement, Palmer aid although he is delighted,  he knows that he was fortunate enough to benefit from a couple of retirements.

"I'm really happy, especially after yesterday," said the GP2 Champion.

"I was feeling strong all weekend; I'm happy with how I've been driving recently, but I messed it up a bit yesterday and today I pulled it back – the perfect race from my side.

"The team did a good job on the strategy, we kept the tyres alive, we beat some quicker cars and did everything we could I think.

"I got a little bit of luck with Lewis [Hamilton retiring with an engine failure], and someone else dropping out, but I think we're overdue it.

"So many times we were close, there was something going against us, but this time I was feeling good in the car, the set-up was nice, the strategy was good, I was driving well, and we got a break this time, which was nice."