Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Palmer Not Worried about His F1 Future with Renault

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Palmer Not Worried about His F1 Future with Renault

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A DEFIANT Jolyon Palmer insists he will be retained by Renault for the remainder of the year amid reports that Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix could be his last in the sport.

Palmer's long-term future has been cast in doubt after it emerged that Carlos Sainz is set to replace him in 2018.

Sainz's probable move to Renault falls under a complex deal which will see the French manufacturer end their engine relationship with Red Bull's sister team Toro Rosso and instead partner McLaren next year.

In turn, Honda, the Japanese manufacturer who have endured three miserable years with McLaren, will team up with Toro Rosso.

Sainz's proposed switch to Renault could be announced today, and there have been paddock murmurings that the Spanish driver will join the French outfit with immediate effect. But Palmer, who is one of only two drivers yet to score a single point this year, is confident that he will see out the remainder of his deal. …

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