BREAKING- Palmer to leave Renault after Japan

Jolyon Palmer has confirmed he will no longer race with the Renault F1 after tomorrows Japanese Grand Prix.

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The Briton’s future has been in doubt since almost the start of his F1 career in 2016 and it was already known he would be replaced by Sainz for 2018 anyway.

But he has now said he would be leaving the team after Sunday’s race via an Instagram post which read:

“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 it my all as always. Thanks everyone for the support during the last 2 years, it means a lot!”

It is not yet known if he will join another team before next year with a possible Williams seat looking less likely.

It also means that Sainz will replace Palmer for the US Grand Prix in 2 weeks time, and the Toro Rosso cars will be piloted by Gasly and a returning Daniil Kvyat.

Original post here.

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