Jolyon Palmer became the third driver Lotus

January 22, 2015 at 01:31

GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer has signed a contract with the team Lotus in place of the third driver in 2015, which will give him the opportunity to be able to appear in training on Friday. In addition, Palmer will act as reserve driver.
Gerard Lopez, Team Lotus F1: «Jolyon – fantastically talented and very reliable riders who can be trusted with the role of third driver in the team Lotus F1. Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado became champions in GP2, so we know very well that this series provides an excellent platform for training.
Jolyon had a successful season last year, when the won the title and prove that it has excellent potential. We want to see him as soon as possible in the team colors and behind the wheel of our car in 2015 – E23 Hybrid. We are starting a new exciting era. ”
It should be noted that Palmer won the GP2 title in 2014 with a record number of points in a season (276) and spent the longest series of spectacle finishes (19).

Jolyon Palmer  the third driver Lotus pics

Jolyon Palmer the third driver Lotus picture

Jolyon Palmer: “I am very happy to move to Formula 1 and the fact that this year will be the third pilot Lotus F1. I am grateful to the team for the opportunity. I set myself the goal to sign the main pilot of Formula 1 in 2016 and Lotus gives me an excellent opportunity, especially considering that the team is now on the machines are motors Mercedes.

Jolyon Palmer the third driver Lotus pics

Jolyon Palmer the third driver Lotus picture

The opportunity to study in the largest team in Formula 1, a detailed work in all areas of the car and pass the mileage – very important that proves example Valtteri Bottas. I am very glad that he joined Lotus F1 at this exciting time, and I want us to contact long-term relationship. ”

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