Jolyon Palmer: “To win in Monaco is the biggest challenge”


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Jolyon Palmer is excited to be heading to Monte Carlo this weekend for the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix.

The Renault Sport Formula 1 driver finished the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix in thirteenth ahead of team-mate Kevin Magnussen. In terms of pace and performance, Palmer believes this was his best race.

The Briton has good memories at the street circuit as he won twice in his GP2 career, once in 2012 and second time in 2014. Ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco the Briton believes it’s very easy to make a mistake.

“I love it! It’s tight and twisty and the barriers are so close meaning there’s no room for error,” said Palmer.

“As a race track it’s the craziest one I’ve ever driven, not just because it’s a street course, it’s a street course like no other; it’s a proper road that’s used by the public every day and it wasn’t designed to be a race track, it’s very bumpy and it’s very easy to make a mistake and end up in the wall.

“It presents a really exacting challenge to deliver a fast lap time as you need to be practically brushing the walls everywhere. To put everything together and to win in Monaco is the biggest challenge in Formula 1.”