Palmer warrants place
I find it disappointing that there seems to be a general feeling that Jolyon Palmer shouldn’t be occupying a seat at the newly reborn Renault team, illustrated by your rather misleading statement “few could argue that Jolyon Palmer is under-qualified” ( March 16).
Having taken the 2014 GP2 title and been unable to buy a seat at, for example, Sauber, he knuckled down to prove his worth as the Enstone team’s third driver.
Was Valtteri Bottas under-qualified when, having won the 2011 GP3 title and spent the following season as Williams’ third driver, he was promoted to a race seat in 2013?
If Renault weren’t keen to take Palmer I’m sure they would have found a way to cancel his contract as they did with Pastor Maldonado.