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Palmer confirmed in second Lotus F1 seat for 2016

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Palmer confirmed in second Lotus F1 for 2016

Palmer confirmed in second Lotus F1 for 2016

The British speedy, Jolyon Palmer will make his full F1 entrance with Lotus 2016 following being announced as the team’s second driver for the 2016 season on Friday.

He joined Lotus in a reserve driver role at the beginning of the season after winning the GP2 Series title in 2014, and has taken part in ten F1 practice sessions for the team so far this year.

“Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that Third and Reserve driver Jolyon Palmer has been promoted to a race seat for the 2016 season, completing the team’s driver line-up alongside Pastor Maldonado,” a statement from the team read.

“I’m obviously delighted that I’ll be racing in Formula 1 next year,” Palmer said. “Lotus F1 Team gave me a tremendous opportunity this season and I thank them for assisting my development to a level where they have put their trust in me for a crucial season in their evolution.

“I’ve enjoyed and learnt a lot from my year as Third and Reserve driver so I’m looking forward to putting this into practice as a race driver in 2016. I can’t wait for next season to get underway!”

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