Jolyon Palmer is heading into this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix hopeful of a change in fortune after a luckless Formulation 1 run, capped off by a DNS at Silverstone eight days in the past.
Palmer has failed to attain a single level for Renault by way of the opening half of the 2017 season, struggling to match the type of team-mate Nico Hulkenberg, who has a rating of 26 to his identify.
Palmer has completed 11th on three events and seemed to be within the working for factors on the British Grand Prix, solely to be compelled to park up earlier than the race had even began attributable to a difficulty on his automobile.
“I’ve burnt the unfortunate underpants, so they’re now out of the way in which!” Palmer joked in Renault’s pre-race preview.
“I am not superstitious, however you need to say this run of unhealthy luck has to finish.
“The massive adverse was clearly not with the ability to begin the race. That was unbelievably irritating, particularly because it was my dwelling Grand Prix and I had numerous assist. I could not imagine it.
“However, on the positives, there have been definitely a few good issues from Silverstone. My qualifying tempo was respectable and I managed my second finest run of the season. I drove with the brand new flooring in FP1 and it was working properly, which means I am completely happy to have it for Budapest.
“Nico confirmed the advantage of the ground throughout final weekend together with his sturdy qualifying and race tempo. It is thrilling for the staff as we appeared aggressive and forward of our midfield rivals. That is all I hope for in Hungary.”