25-year-old Briton Julie Palmer, who made his F1 debut in Australia this year, will be mate Nico Hulkenberg in the factory team of Renault.
Jerome Straw said that the form of Palmer improved after he won the first point in Malaysia and therefore retained for another season.
“We are pleased that Julie will remain in our team for another season. He showed a desire for growth in the team. We are confident that combined with Nico Hulkenberg will be able to achieve our goals. Julie understands the spirit of the team and motivates everyone. These drivers are evidence of experience and fresh blood. I’m sure Niko will help Julie to achieve better performance.
“We thank Kevin for his efforts this year. We wish him all the best next season. ”
Palmer admitted he would like to learn more to improve its performance.
” I will do next year for Renault and can not wait to pay it forward for support. Team work from 2015 and are know for their development. I can not wait to start the new season. Is important for me to get up is better. There is great enthusiasm in Enston and Viry and look forward to the new season and I am honored to be part of it. ”
Confirmation of Palmer is the first step of market drivers and later Magnussen expected to join Haas and Roman Groszhan. Okon has been linked with Force India despite Sergio Perez.