Lotus confirmed Palmer for 2016
The Formula 1 team Lotus confirmed Jolyon Palmer as their full time driver for next season.
British driver was reserve in 2015 and now he got a chance to show his full potential as a replace for Romain Grosjean who joined newcomin Haas F1 Team.
“It feels pretty unbelievable! It’s been such a long journey and I’m so glad to have been confirmed as a race driver with the team next year. A lot of hard work has gone into preparing for this to happen and into proving what I’m capable of delivering. I’m very grateful to everyone who has so far helped me at the team. I’m now looking forward to 2016 and to build on the experience that I already have,” commented Palmer.
Team principal Gerard Lopez added: “We are very pleased to announce that exciting British racing talent Jolyon Palmer is promoted to a race seat with the team for next season. We’ve seen Jolyon’s hard work and talent this season in the way he’s approached his third driver role and he is a really popular choice for the team.”
Pastor Maldonado will stay with Lotus next year as their ‘main’ driver.