Jolyon Palmer: “Let’s see what happens on Saturday!”

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After the opening day of practice at the Monaco Grand Prix, Jolyon Palmer believes Renault Sport F1 Team can move forward.

The Briton finished Free Practice 1 in twentieth with a time of 1:18.871, he only managed to complete twenty-two laps before his session was cut short. Palmer hit the barrier at the exit of Tabac, he managed to limp to the exit of the Swimming Pool. Like Felipe Massa, Palmer had a late start to Free Practice 2 after his FP1 incident. He managed to improve on his morning session to go nineteenth with a time of 1:17.761 behind the Sauber of Marcus Ericsson.

Even though Renault weren’t the quickest on Thursday in practice, Palmer feels they took a great deal away from the session.

“We discovered a lot about the direction we want to go with the car and I think we can move forward quite well,” said Palmer.

“The day didn’t start out all that pleasantly; the track was slippery and I made a mistake in Tabac; I just had a small bit of oversteer while pushing the limit and I found the wall.

“But we were trying something that we were doing in testing last week and, even if we weren’t quick, we took a great deal from it which is good. Let’s see what happens on Saturday!”