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Jonathan Palmer


7 November 1956 (64)
Alex Ribeiro (7 November 1948)


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4th (1987 Australian Grand Prix)
9th (1989 French Grand Prix)
14 (0.2 points per race avg)
43 (48.9%)
1983 European Grand Prix
1989 Australian Grand Prix

about Jonathan Palmer

Jonathan Charles Palmer (born 7 November 1956) is a British former Formula One racing driver. Also a physician, he briefly practised medicine before he opted for a career in motorsport.

Active in Formula One between 1983 and 1989, Palmer drove for Tyrrell, Williams, RAM, and Zakspeed. He won 14 Championship points from 83 starts. He also raced a Group C Porsche in sports car events between 1983 and 1990, most notably winning the 1984 1000 km of Brands Hatch with co-driver Jan Lammers and taking second place at the 1985 24 Hours of Le Mans with co-drivers James Weaver and Richard Lloyd.

Palmer helped develop the McLaren F1 road car, and drove one to a new speed record for production cars. He has taken a role in the racing careers of Jolyon Palmer and Will Palmer, his two sons.

He is currently the majority shareholder and chief executive of MotorSport Vision, a motorsports organization.

source: Wikipedia


1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989,

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1983 Jacques Laffite
Keke Rosberg
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1984 Philippe Alliot
Mike Thackwell
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1985 Christian Danner
Zakspeed compare 1985
1986 Huub Rothengatter
Zakspeed compare 1986
1987 Philippe Streiff
Tyrrell compare 1987
1988 Julian Bailey
Tyrrell compare 1988
1989 Michele Alboreto
Jean Alesi
Johnny Herbert
Tyrrell compare 1989


According to a report in the Financial Times, Palmer, who has been CEO since 2014, will be replaced by AMG boss Tobias Moers on Tuesday.<br>The move comes off the back of a difficult financial situation for the British luxury sportscar maker, whose share price has collapsed from £19 when it was floated in October 2018, to around 35 pence now.<br>Aston Martin has not confirmed the arrival of Moers ...

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Palmer will join Jennie Gow and Jack Nicholls in the BBC 5 Live F1 commentary team for the 2018 campaign, and feature on the BBC Sport website as an analyst.The 27-year-old started 35 grands prix with the Renault team across the 2016 and 2017 campaigns, earning a best result of sixth.He stood down for the final four races of last season to make way for Carlos Sainz Jr, who had ...

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As part of the machinations around McLaren and Toro Rosso's swap of their Honda and Renault engine deals, Sainz was brought from Toro Rosso to Renault for the final four grands prix of the 2017 season.He replaced Palmer, who had been outqualified by Hulkenberg for every race up to that point.But Hulkenberg insisted the change in teammate had no impact on how hard he was pushing."I ...

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Palmer was promoted to an F1 race seat after Renault's takeover of Lotus at the end of 2015 and signed a one-year contract extension at the end of '16, but suffered poor reliability in '17 and struggled to match teammate Nico Hulkenberg.Palmer scored only one points finish, in Singapore, and lost his drive to Sainz with four races to go – a decision Palmer revealed he found out by ...

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It was confirmed on Saturday at the Japanese GP that Palmer will not see out the season at Renault, as Carlos Sainz joins the Enstone-based team for the final four races of the year ahead of his full 2018 campaign.Palmer's options to stay in F1 are understood to be slim, with his main target Williams set to evaluate Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta as possible alternatives to incumbent ...

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It was announced on Saturday that Palmer will move aside to make way for Carlos Sainz for the remaining four races of the 2017 season, beginning with the United States GP in two weeks' time. It leaves the British driver facing an uncertain future, and potentially needing to look for options outside of F1 to further his career. "It's been a bit of a strange weekend knowing it's the ...

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Following months of speculation regarding the future of the Briton, who was going to be replaced by Sainz for next season anyway, he revealed after qualifying that Sunday's race in Suzuka will be his final one with the team.Writing on Instagram, he said: "Tomorrow's Japanese GP will be my last race for Renault. With my grid penalty I'll be starting near the back but I will be giving ...

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The British driver has taken his fifth internal combustion engine, and his sixth turbocharger and MGU-H – which means he will take a 20-place grid penalty.The decision by Renault to fit new engines for Palmer and Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz this weekend has raised concerns that other drivers – including potentially Red Bull – will need to take extra engines before the end of the ...

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The Briton was running 12th, just over a second behind teammate Nico Hulkenberg, when he lost control of his RS17, dropping a position to McLaren's Fernando Alonso.“I think I was quicker [than Hulkenberg],” Palmer told “Then I lost it, because I was too close to him in the end.“We saw there was a big tailwind, which is affecting you in the tow, and you’re in the gust ...

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The pair made contact in the final corner at Sepang after Palmer approached on a faster lap, tangling with the slower, Verstappen who appeared to be on a cool-down lap.Palmer damaged his front wing in the incident and Verstappen picked up a left-rear puncture, but no action was taken by the stewards.The Renault driver said that Verstappen was to blame for the coming together as he ...

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Palmer's future at the French car manufacturer had been the subject of intense speculation over recent weeks, as Renault pondered making an early swoop for 2018 driver Carlos Sainz.But with Palmer standing firm that he would not be moving aside before the end of the campaign, the situation subsequently calmed down when the British driver produced his best result in F1 with sixth place ...

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Palmer, who will lose his Renault seat to Carlos Sainz next year, has made it clear that he's not interested in pursuing a third driver role at another F1 team, and would rather start afresh and race in another category."If I'm out of F1 at the end of the year, it will obviously be a new chapter," Palmer said on Thursday in Malaysia."I'd want to put everything into it, and have ...

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