Jolyon Palmer believes the GP of Austria as a turning point


The british Renault finished ahead of his teammate for the first time this season, leaving to one side the abandonment of Nico Hülkenberg in Monaco and the debacle in reliability, which meant for the team the Grand Prize of Azerbaijan.

Jolyon Palmer not just adapt to RS17, and the points of the team of the diamond remain the responsibility of your partner. However, the #30 ensures that is testing different methods to change your driving, since what you’ve tried so far has not borne fruit either.

“With a downforce so high this year, the cars are very sensitive to the changes” said to Autosport during the Grand Prix of Austria. “I’ve Always ridden in a specific way, and does not fit with the behaviour of this car. Now it is more similar to piloting Nico, and I’m adjusting to driving in a manner something different”.


The 18 points of Renault in the championship has managed Nico Hülkenberg.

more than three years of difference between both of them that the German keep a mileage in the highest category that we place above him on equal terms. Palmer has only tested the single-seater of a team, while Hülkenberg has previously spent by Williams, Force India and Sauber. “He has more experience in Formula 1, has driven many different cars and already know how to work this. So I just needed to adapt a little, and that is what I am still trying to improve”.

This weekend has been all a discovery

it Is true that the mechanics of the ‘teapots yellow’ has been priming especially with Jolyon, but the races in which participated without them, his performances have been well below what the team expected of him. “it Is obvious that my performance has been disappointing, but I’ve figured out what can I fix”. Renault you joined with the intention of assisting in the restructuring traverse from the purchase of Lotus, and although by now has not contributed as it is due, he confesses that he sees possible.

“I Came to Austria with a mindset slightly different, and I think that has helped”, said Palmer. “I have been pleased with the car, and the race went as well as it could have gone, I have been able to attack as in the past. This weekend has been all a discovery”.

finally, Cyril Abiteboul, head of the French structure, is shown on his side on this occasion, asserting that “he is aware that he lost a couple of tenths and the opportunity to move to Q2”. From Silverstone, the tenth calendar appointment, the pilot of Renault is confident to show what they are capable of, and cooperate with their first points of this season.