Jolyon Palmer would welcome British GP rivalry with brother Will


Jolyon Palmer wants to race against brother Will in Formula 1 - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Jolyon Palmer would love the opportunity to race in Formula 1 against his younger brother Will, and revealed that the two have never raced competitively against one-another.

The elder Palmer will be racing his second season of Formula 1 in 2017 with the Renault Sport Formula 1 Team, while Will is racing in Formula Renault 2.0 with R-ace GP having won the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in 2015.

Jolyon admits that racing in a British Grand Prix against his brother would be a dream, although he does not believe they would co-exist very well should they run in the same team, and would be better to be competing in a rival team.

“It would be very cool,” said Palmer to the Daily Mail. “Will’s six years younger so we’ve never raced against each other. I’ve got to be successful to still be around and he’s got to make it, so it’s kind of a double dream – but it would be awesome.

“Maybe not in the same team, though! We’d have some fallings out.”

Jolyon also believes Will is on a good path to the top, having had the opportunity to drive a Formula 1 McLaren as part of his reward for winning the BRDC award at a much younger age to that he managed to get his first chance.

“I didn’t drive an F1 car until I was 24, or win the award, so Will’s on a good track,” insisted Jolyon.