Palmer to run in next five FP1 sessions

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Jolyon Palmer will take part in the next five FP1 sessions for Lotus as well as the in-season test in Austria.

Reserve driver Palmer has so far taken part in free practice sessions in China, Bahrain and Spain as part of his role, replacing Romain Grosjean on each occasion. Lotus has now confirmed Palmer will take part in the remaining Friday morning sessions of the European season, while also driving on one day of the test after the Austrian Grand Prix.

Palmer says the opportunity to complete such consistent running will allow him to build on his first three appearances at race weekends.

"I'm really pleased to be driving in FP1 for the rest of the European season," Palmer said. "I've been happy with my performances so far and the car is improving all the time so, after watching on at the last two events, it will be great to be driving again."

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