The future of Jolyon Palmer is still the subject of comments and rumors constant due to its low performance this season. The british pilot ac racing disappointing with multiple mechanical problems that are sapping your confidence alarmingly.
And this weekend at Silverstone, the rumor of his replacement by Carlos Sainz from the Hungarian Grand Prix has grown as the foam up to the point that those involved have had to deny it publicly.
Rejection entirely speculation that Jolyon Palmer will be replaced in Budapest
First were Christian Horner and Helmut Marko, denied such a possibility although they accepted that they are willing to negotiate the financial amount compensates for the loss of the pilot Spanish.
Subsequently, it was Carlos Sainz, who claimed not to know anything of it. Finally Cyril Abiteboul, who has had to explain that he came to talk directly with Palmer about the matter. “Rejection by complete speculation that he will be replaced in Budapest. When I saw it disproportionate to their impact on the press I made it clear to everyone that there was absolutely no truth in this and I said to Jo (Palmer) directly. I wanted to clarify your mind before departure”.
Carlos Sainz is one of the pilots that has given that talk, but his departure from Toro Rosso is, for the moment, impossible.
Ironically, Jolyon Palmer failed to take the output of the Grand Prize, as in the formation lap his Renault suffered a leaking hydraulic that forced him to withdraw the car from the track and see it from escaping as his 19 teammates started the race. “We are extremely frustrated by Jo. I am sure that, with everything that happened today and watching the pace of Nico, it would have had the ability to score. Sorry extremely, and I repeat to you all of my apologies, it was not a good time”, said in a statement to Autosport.
His teammate Nico Hülkenberg was able to finish in the sixth position and scored the 26 points that you have Renault in the constructors ‘ championship, while Palmer still has not been able to score. “he knows He has our support, our commitment. It is a big disappointment what has happened to him, because I was feeling pretty good in the car and with the team, his confidence is being rebuilt. But must accompany the mechanics. Our priority is to act on the reliability, especially in your car”.
In any case, Renault does not deny the interest which has to hire a Carlos Sainz that was already your goal in 2016, being also pending the situation of Robert Kubica, it is very possible that is with the team in the test after the Hungarian Grand Prix. Renault aims to finish the season among the top five teams, but without two pilots capable of scoring with regularity, you are aware that it will not be possible to achieve this.