Jolyon Palmer: “I’m quite happy with the race”

Jolyon Palmer - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Jolyon Palmer feels he has been getting stronger in the last few races, and finished the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday in twelfth position, his best result since the season opener in Australia when he claimed eleventh.

The Renault Sport F1 driver was less than twenty seconds off the points paying positions at the Red Bull Ring, and admitted he was happy with his performance, and feels his first points in Formula 1 should not be far away for the 2014 GP2 Series champion.

“I’m quite happy with the race,” said the British driver. “We just needed that little bit of extra luck and we could have been right there within the points.

“The car was okay, it felt better than in the last round and this was probably one of my strongest races personally. Had we needed to change to soft tyres when the safety car came out, we might have been able to make a pit stop then get to the end on that set to score points.

“I’ve been feeling stronger and stronger over the last few races and knowing we could have done well today makes me hopeful for points at the next round at Silverstone.”