Palmer 'gutted' after spin dents strong race

By on Sunday, July 24, 2016
Renault Sport

Renault Sport

Jolyon Palmer described himself as "gutted" after a spin cost him a chance of taking his maiden Formula 1 points at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Palmer started from 17th on the grid but worked his way forwards to occupy 10th spot, before he spun at Turn 4 and lost over 10 seconds.

Palmer ultimately trailed home in 13th place, but was elevated to 12th due to a time penalty for Haas rival Esteban Gutierrez.

"I’m gutted as my first points in Formula 1 were there for the taking," he said.

"The car was good and I was driving well within myself in P10.

"I turned in the same as normal at Turn 4 - I wasn’t hanging everything out and I was looking after the tyres - but for some reason I lost the car in a massive snap.

"I need to look at everything with my engineers to see if there is anything we could have done to prevent it.

"I was running tenth, we had completed all our pit stops, we had good pace relative to those ahead and behind so it looks like we’ve made a real step forward this weekend.

"It was the best drive of my career today and just one small spin took away those points."

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