2016 Austrian Grand Prix - Driver ratings

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Austrian Grand Prix - Practice Day - Spielberg, Austria

Jolyon Palmer - 12th place - 7/10

Renault did not look competitive in qualifying but Palmer’s opening lap and first stint got him in the midfield mix. Gained three places off the line and shadowed team-mate Kevin Magnussen on supersofts but still made early first stops. The plan was to run a long middle stint on soft tyres but the safety car period ruined that strategy, allowing others ahead to pit and retain track position. Still showed good pace to jump Magnussen at his second stop and get the better of Nasr with ten laps to go before gaining three late positions due to retirements.