Palmer not giving up on a 2018 drive


Jolyon Palmer is looking to end his Renault career on a high note, hopeful that a strong finish to this season will see him secure a place on next year’s grid.

Just days after Renault announced that they would not be renewing Palmer’s contract, the Brit bagged his first points of this campaign.

The former GP2 champ finished sixth in Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, the best result of his Formula 1 career.

And after a season of more lows than highs, Palmer is hoping that he can yet save his F1 career.

“There are a lot of ‘what ifs’, in Silverstone, Baku, many, many races this year – so finally we have one where the whole weekend has gone smoothly,” he told Autosport.

“Sure there is a bit of luck, with some people dropping out ahead, but finally it is a result on paper and that counts a lot.

“I have six more races to show what I can do and hopefully other people can see what I am doing.

“I am doing it for myself and focusing on each weekend as it comes.

“It has been a tough season. It is disappointing not to be here next year but there are six races to go, the car should be strong and I was strong in these races last year.

“And it is like a broken record – yes I will in Malaysia and yes I will be in Abu Dhabi.”