Jolyon Palmer has offered his services to Williams for next season, according to the still-Renault driver’s father, Jonthan Palmer.
The French team slipped the British driver his pink sheet last weekend in Singapore as Carlos Sainz joins the yellow outfit for 2018.
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Palmer responded positively however, achieving a career-best F1 finish on Sunday, concluding his Singapore GP in sixth place, a result which will hopefully boost his prospects for next season.
“I hope I can build on this confidence,” he said.
“Of course I want to stay in Formula 1, and there are other options. Whatever happens, happens.”
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Palmer’s father, UK racing circuit mogul Jonathan, is hawking his son’s talents up and down the paddock at present.
The best opportunity is Williams, which is undecided on Felipe Massa’s future and whose short list is rumored to include Robert Kubica, Paul di Resta, Marcus Ericsson and now, Jolyon Palmer.
Palmer senior believes his boy could be a genuine contender for the coveted seat, if he can sustain his Singapore momentum in the upcoming races.
“A few good races and Williams might take notice,” said the former F1 driver who actually made his F1 debut with Williams back in 1983.
“Williams will want to take their best option and he has the chance to show he is that over the next few races.”
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