Palmer: I've got seven races to prove myself

2017-09-14 14:29
Jolyon Palmer (Getty)

Cape Town - Jolyon Palmer has rubbished suggestions that Carlos Sainz will take his Renault in Malaysia, adamant he has "seven races" in which to save his career. 

Palmer has yet to score a single point this season leading to speculation about his future.

While some reports suggest he will be dropped by Renault at the end of this season, others say it will happen as early as the Malaysian GP. 

The Brit, though, insists he's safe - at least for the rest of this season. 

"I have seven races this year to try to do the best I can," said Palmer. 

"Obviously it's been a little bit of a tough year, I think the last two races have been much better, even if they didn't show in the end, the performance has been I think there or thereabouts.

"Hopefully the car will be better on these tracks and we can finally get some points."

Pressed on his future, he added: "I have a contract. I've got seven more races this year.

"There have been suggestions for I think 35 races that I might not be in the next one, or in the next few. 

"This is nothing new to me. It's water off a duck's back now. I think most races this year it's been the case and nothing's changed. 

"I've got seven races to do. I'll be in Malaysia and I'll be racing to Abu Dhabi."

Read more on:    renault  |  f1  |  carlos sainz  |  motorsport


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.