Jolyon Hungary for change of fortune

Jolyon Palmer in action last weekend
Jolyon Palmer in action last weekend

Jolyon Palmer will aim to put his GP2 season back on track this weekend in Hungary following heartache at Hockenheim last week.

Having endured a tough Feature Race on Saturday, the 21-year-old made up 11 places from the rear of the grid and finish in the points in the Sprint Race in Germany.

“I had a great race,” said Jolyon, “coming from 18th on the grid I managed to maintain a good pace whilst saving my tyres and then at the end of the race I passed a lot of cars and was very close to being P6 at the end. I’m happy with seventh though and it’s great to finally get something out of this weekend.”

Unfortunately for Jolyon, he was later stripped of the result after the stewards ruled he had overtaken under yellow flags whilst involved in a frantic battle with Stefano Coletti, who was also penalised.

Now Jolyon aims to move on from this and concentrate on achieving a strong points haul during this weekend’s rounds 17 and 18 at the Hungaroring, racing alongside the Formula One World Championship. He added: “Hockenheim was a frustrating weekend for us but now I’m keen to put that behind me and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do at Hungary.”