Jolyon Palmer: “It was a useful session”

Jolyon Palmer completed his eighth free practice session with the Lotus F1 Team at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, but was disappointed to see his session affected by a red flag when Carlos Sainz Jr ended up in the Parabolica gravel trap.

The British driver ended up fifteenth fastest, almost three-seconds off the pace set my Lewis Hamilton at the front, with Palmer working further on the development of a new front wing that was first brought to the Belgian Grand Prix two weeks ago.

“It was a tough session as I only got a couple of laps on the first set of tyres as we carried out aero mapping work before being interrupted by a red flag,” said Palmer.

“That meant I had a lot to do once the session resumed and we did manage to get a good number of laps in.

“The purpose once again was to work on the new front-wing which we brought to Spa and trying to make more progress with it. It was a useful session but there is more work to be done.”