Formula 1

Jolyon Palmer: “We had made progress between FP1 and FP2”

1 Mins read
Jolyon Palmer crashed out of Free Practice 2 for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix Credit: Renault Sport Formula 1 Team

Jolyon Palmer had a disappointing opening day of practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, with him ending Free Practice 2 in the barrier.

The Renault Sport Formula 1 Team driver flat spotted both sets of tyres during Free Practice 1, leading to him having no more tyres to put in a strong lap at the end of the session to see him progress up the time sheets. He set a time of 1:48.525s to finish in eighteenth ahead only of both of Sauber F1 Team drivers, Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson.

For the second session, Palmer was unable to finish after crashing in the exact same place that Sergio Perez did in the first practice session. Despite this incident, the Briton finished in sixteenth, with a time of 1:46.061s, improving on from his morning performance. Yellow flags played a massive part of the session, with drivers struggling with grip at the Baku City Circuit.

Palmer is hopeful that there’s not too much damage to the RS17 and that they’ll be able to get it where they want it for qualifying on Saturday.

“It was pretty slippery out there,” said Palmer. “We struggled to get grip from the tyres.

“The car was feeling better in FP2 but I was caught out at turn eight which ended my day early. We had made progress between FP1 and FP2 and there’s more we can make for tomorrow. Thankfully there’s not too much damage to the car, so we’ll look to get it where we want it to be for qualifying.”

Related posts
Formula 1

Pierre Gasly: “The team took all the right decisions in the right moments”

2 Mins read
Pierre Gasly scored eight points at the Nürburgring after another strong drive, further confirming himself as one of the stars of 2020.
Formula 1

Daniil Kvyat: “My race was pretty much ruined from the moment I had contact with Albon”

1 Mins read
Daniil Kvyat blamed Alexander Albon for the incident that ruined his Eifel Grand Prix on Sunday.
Formula 1

Russell Left Frustrated after Räikkönen Clash Causes Nürburgring Retirement

2 Mins read
George Russell was an early retirement from the Eifel Grand Prix after he was hit from behind by Kimi Räikkönen heading into turn one.

Leave a Reply