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Jolyon Palmer

Jolyon Palmer, Goodwood Festival of Speed, June 2016. Provided by the Goodwood Media Centre department for use. Used with permission.

Jolyon Palmer, Goodwood Festival of Speed, June 2016. Provided by the Goodwood Media Centre department for use. Used with permission.

Born:

20 Jan 1991
Horsham, West Sussex

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

34 (2016-2017)

The son of Jonathan, Jolyon was the GP2 series champion in 2014. Jolyon started racing back in 2005, racing in the T-Car touring car championship, winning the T-Car Autumn Trophy that year. He then joined two racing series that his father ran - Formula Palmer Audi and then the new version (and brief) of Formula 2. But if anything, after an initial struggle, it was being in a championship without any links to his dad that Jolyon impressed in in GP2. After spending time as a test and reserve driver with them, Palmer stepped up to be Renault's Grand Prix driver in 2016 and remained there in 2017, but was dropped before the end of the year. Until Jolyon finds a drive, he is doing some commentary for the BBC on Formula 1.

Biography last updated 2 Apr 2018