Palmer to participate in Suzuka practice

Jolyon Palmer will return to the driving seat this weekend in Japan as he participates in the opening free practice session for the Lotus F1 Team.

The 2014 GP2 Series champion will make his ninth appearance for the team at Suzuka, and will once again be in the place of Frenchman Romain Grosjean, who will return to the car for the second free practice session.

Palmer last ran with the team in opening practice for the Italian Grand Prix, and has been guaranteed some more running with the team before the end of the season as part of his role within Lotus as the Third and Reserve Driver.

“Having been on the sidelines in Singapore, it will be great to be back in the car in Japan,” said Palmer.

“It is a new track for me so it will be a tough challenge but a perfect learning opportunity.”