SUZUKA ROUNDUP: Lewis Hamilton wins, can win the title at next race, Ricci steals the mobile phone, Honda wants Gasly IN, Spark plugs, Palmer in search of new horizons…and more
Whilst on one hand defending Jolyons progress (or lack of) and offering a number of reasons that we should take into account before making judgement, Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul stated clearly at today’s press conference that 8th in the championship was absolutely not where the team expected or wanted to be an ” urgent action” must be taken to effect a big change. He said recent management changes have stalled decisions and hinted that we might know more in the next few races.
Jolyon Palmer, once again did not have a great race. He started P20 and added a third DNF to his 2017 tally. Palmer needed a good weekend to end speculation that he is failing to make the grade in F1 and that his seat is likely to be up for grabs in 2018 if he cannot prove his is championship material, he did not get it. This is how it unfolded for the Brit.
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The message to Palmer is even more clear, he needs to go put on his big boy pants and come out ready to prove he can drive the car to its full potential (at least) in ten days time or ask for a reference.
Jolyon needs to qualify higher to help the team aim for P6 in the constructors heading into summer break. So far Hulk has scored all points for the 2017 Renault title bid
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