Last year was his debut in F1 for Jolyon Palmer, who had previously used the Lotus as a reserve driver. Due to late purchase of the base in Enstone Renault are unable to build a competitive car last year, causing the Briton ten times in a row is not out of the first segment of qualifying.
Nevertheless, by the end of the season, Jolyon was able to make significant progress in their speeches, convincing the entire team to extend a contract with him.
“In 2016, I learned a lot, – said Palmer during yesterday’s presentation RS17. Last year before the season started I didn’t even realize that participation in F1. Now I have 20 launches, I know the team and the manufacturer, so I have a big advantage.
I know what I have to look forward, and I am sure that will be able to immediately join in the work. Everything should be much better.”
Palmer added that infrastructure expansion Renault helped his progress: “When Renault bought the Lotus on the base was very quiet. Now everywhere is full of life.
I am pleased to see that the team is moving in the direction of victories, and continuing work on the base – proof”.
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