Palmer joins the BBC commentary team

Date published: February 23 2018

Jolyon Palmer is to step into the world of commentary this season, signing as an analyst for the BBC.

Out of Formula 1 after losing his Renault race-seat, Palmer is without a drive for this year’s championship.

His F1 race experience won’t be wasted with the BBC signing him as part of their radio coverage for this season.

He will work alongside Jennie Gow and Jack Nicholls in the BBC 5 Live F1 commentary team.

“I’ve worked with Jennie and Jack a lot but am more used to being grilled by them,” said Palmer.

“It’s going to be great joining them in the commentary team and to get to ask the questions myself.

“I’m fascinated to see how the inter-team rivalry plays out and hope I’ll be able to bring my own knowledge of the personalities involved to shed further light on the relationships.”