Jolyon Palmer joins BBC radio as an F1 analyst

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Former Renault Sport F1 driver Jolyon Palmer will join Jennie Gow and Jack Nicholls as part of the BBC 5 Live F1 commentary team for the 2018 season, the BBC has announced.

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.  

At 27 years old, he had started 35 grands prix with the Renault team across the 2016 and 2017 seasons, only to manage a best result of sixth.

The BBC’s F1 coverage includes live radio and text commentary from every race in the F1 season, as well as preview shows, live coverage of the practice and qualifying sessions and video analysis.

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