Jolyon Palmer joins BBC radio team for F1 analyst role

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Jolyon Palmer joins BBC radio team for F1 analyst role
Scott Mitchell
By: Scott Mitchell
Feb 22, 2018, 7:40 PM

Ex-Renault Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer will be part of the BBC’s Formula 1 radio coverage this season.

 Jolyon Palmer, Renault Sport F1 Team RS17, Pierre Gasly, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12
Jolyon Palmer, Renault Sport F1 Team on the drivers parade
 Jolyon Palmer, Renault Sport F1 Team
Jolyon Palmer, Renault Sport F1 Team RS17

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 already been confirmed as his replacement for 2018.  

“I've worked with Jennie and Jack a lot but am more used to being grilled by them,” said Palmer. “It's going to be great joining them in the commentary team and to get to ask the questions myself.

“I'm fascinated to see how the inter-team rivalry plays out and hope I'll be able to bring my own knowledge of the personalities involved to shed further light on the relationships.”

The BBC’s radio commentary covers every F1 session across its 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra frequencies, and is also available via the BBC Sport website and app and the official F1 live timing app.

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