Palmer shrugs off Sainz replacement claims

Renault, Jolyon Palmer
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Despite facing F1's heavy head winds, Jolyon Palmer is firmly holding on to his Renault seat, discarding any short term change. 

Reports are shoving Palmer out of the French manufacturer's works team and pushing in Carlos Sainz as a result of Renault's convoluted deal to switch its engine supply from Toro Rosso to McLaren.

But the 26-year-old, who has undeniably struggled this season in the yellow car, is rubbishing the rumors.

"I’ve got seven races to do," he said on Thursday in Singapore.

"I’ll be in Malaysia, I’ll be racing until Abu Dhabi. I have a contract, I’ve got seven more races this year."

Speculation over Palmer's future has been incessant this year, with pundits already claiming at Silverstone that he would lose his seat to Sainz in Hungary.

That prospect never materialized and Malaysia will go the same way insist the Briton.

"There’s been suggestions for I think 35 races that I might not be at the next one or in the next few,” said Palmer.

"This is nothing new for me, it’s water off a duck’s back now. It’s been the same at most races this year and nothing changed.

"I'm focused on doing the best I can in the car," he concluded.

"I'm excited for the future, whatever it holds it will be different, so we'll wait and see what happens."

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