Unwell Palmer misses Nurburgring
Mclaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Will Palmer missed last weekend’s Formula Renault NEC round at the Nurburgring through illness.
Palmer, whose MABA crown topped a fine 2015 after the Briton had clinched a dominant BRDC British F4 title, graduated to the twolitre Formula Renault Eurocup and NEC series for 2016 with the ART R-ace GP junior team.
The 19-year-old had contested every race of both campaigns before last weekend, scoring a best finish of second in the second NEC race at Silverstone in May.
But Palmer was forced to withdraw from the penultimate round of the NEC season at the Nurburgring after contracting a virus. “It was just that I was unwell last week,” said Palmer, who will return for next weekend’s Eurocup round at Spa. “It was a late decision but I couldn’t make it out. We knew it was going to be touch and go from Tuesday, but it was Wednesday night when we ended up making the call to back out.” Palmer was replaced at R-ace by 16-year-old debutant Marcus Armstrong, who finished fourth in his second race in the series.
Illness ruled Palmer out of NEC Renaults