Palmer secures second Renault seat for 2017

Palmer secures second Renault seat for 2017
18:46 10 Noyabr 2016
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Baku, November 10 AZERTAC

The 25-year-old Briton, who made his F1 debut in Australia earlier this year, will partner Nico Hulkenberg, whose move to the Enstone team from Force India was confirmed last month, according to Formula 1 official website.

"The line-up of Jolyon and Nico harnesses the benefits of continuity and fresh blood. I am sure that having Nico as a team mate will help push Jolyon to greater achievements."

Stoll also paid tribute to Kevin Magnussen, who will leave the team after single season, adding: "We thank Kevin for his efforts in 2016 as he has done a great job for us this year. We wish him all the best for 2017 and beyond.”

Palmer meanwhile admitted he has faced a 'steep learning curve' since stepping up to F1, insisting that his best performances are ahead of him.

"For me, it’s been a steep learning curve driving in Formula 1 and I know that I am performing better than ever, and that there’s still more to come. There is tremendous drive and enthusiasm in Enstone and Viry looking to next year and I am honoured to be part of this."

Palmer’s confirmation is likely to be the prelude to several other moves in the driver market, with Magnussen expected to join Haas as partner to Romain Grosjean for 2017. Manor's Esteban Ocon meanwhile has been heavily linked to the vacant seat alongside Sergio Perez at Force India.
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