Palmer ‘not worried’ about Renault future despite tough start to 2017

Jolyon Palmer knows what he has to do in order to put the rumours about his future to bed - Credit: Renault Sport Formula 1 Team

Jolyon Palmer admits it is up to him to turn around his season but he has no worries about his future despite rumours surfacing again and again that his seat in the Renault Sport Formula 1 Team is under pressure.

With Palmer having yet to break into the points in 2017, with his best result being eleventh in both Monaco and Canada, and with the Briton missing qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix due to an engine fire it leaves him with a lot of work to do on Sunday.

The former GP2 Series champion remains focused on the job in hand, knowing he has to improve on his results in order to stop the stories resurfacing about his future.

“It’s a team sport and it’s up to me, with the support and the help of the team and the engineers and everything to try and get through this,” said Palmer in Azerbaijan.

“I’m sure that I can. It’s just a lot of things not going my way including at Baku. But I still think there were two more positive results in the last two grand prix, and this one was looking better through to FP2 (when he crashed).

“It’s just been circumstance and a bit of me needing to improve myself, which I put my hands up to.

“But I feel okay. The stories keep coming from everywhere. I don’t know where, I don’t know how, but I’m not worried. I’m mainly just focused on each weekend as it comes, keep improving and let the results try and speak for themselves in the end.”