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Jolyon Palmer

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Jolyon Palmer (born January 20, 1991 in Horsham) is a British professional racecar driver.

Career

T Cars

Having spent 2004 racing in MiniMax karts, Palmer moved up to cars in 2005 and specifically the T Cars championship's Autumn Trophy – a racing series for drivers between the ages of fourteen and seventeen years old. Palmer finished fifth in that championship, with a grand total of 92 points, 46 behind championship winner Adrian Quaife-Hobbs. He moved up to the main championship in 2006, earning one pole position and four podiums, and again finished fifth in the championship with 101 points, 69 behind champion Luciano Bacheta. Palmer also took part in a second Autumn Trophy, and dominated the championship by winning four of the six races. He took part in two races of the 2007 season, winning both but decided to concentrate on Formula Palmer Audi.

Formula Palmer Audi

In 2007, Palmer moved to the series which his father, Jonathan, created nine years before. He finished 12th on debut at Silverstone, and his results would slowly improve and would end up with two wins (one at Brands Hatch) and two pole positions at Brands, on his way to tenth in the championship and a points total of 187 – some way behind Tim Bridgman's winning total of 360. He missed the final two rounds of the championship, due to an abdominal injury suffered in a quad bike accident at his home in West Sussex. He recovered in time for the start of the 2008 season, in which he was a championship challenger right up until the last few races of the season. Consistency was the key for Palmer, with only one win (coming at the overseas race at Spa) and 11 podiums along with three pole positions (amazingly, all at Brands Hatch – meaning all five of his FPA poles came at the circuit) and ended up just 22 points behind Jason Moore, in third place. The Autumn Trophy and the FPA Shootout also brought third places for Palmer, taking three podiums from the six races.

Formula Two

2009 will see Palmer move up to the FIA Formula Two Championship, driving car number three.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 T Cars Autumn Trophy 6  ?  ?  ?  ? 92 5th
2006 T Cars PalmerSport Junior 20 0 1  ? 4 92 5th
T Cars Autumn Trophy 6 4 3 4 5 61 1st
2007 Formula Palmer Audi 15 2 2  ? 4 187 10th
T Cars PalmerSport Junior 2 2 1 2 0 24 11th
2008 Formula Palmer Audi 20 1 3 3 11 338 3rd
Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy 6 0 0 0 3 89 3rd
Formula Palmer Audi Shootout 3 0 0 0 1 36 3rd
2009 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 6 0 0 0 0 0* 20th*
  • * Season in progress.

Complete Formula Two results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2009 3 VAL
1

21
VAL
2

Ret
BRN
1

10
BRN
2

14
SPA
1

16
SPA
2

Ret
BRH
1

BRH
2

DON
1

DON
2

OSC
1

OSC
2

IMO
1

IMO
2

CAT
1

CAT
2

20th* 0*
  • * Season in progress.

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