Jolyon Palmer

Birth Date: 20 January 1991 Birth Place: Horsham, England
Nationality: British Web: www.jolyonpalmer.com

Jolyon Palmer dominated the 2014 GP2 Series, taking four wins and 12 podiums to see off a typically competitive field in F1’s leading feeder series.

The Englishman even managed to seal the championship with a whole weekend to spare – the first driver to achieve that feat since reigning ROC Champion of Champions Romain Grosjean in 2011.

As well as an invitation to the Race Of Champions, the performance also won Jolyon a test drive for the Force India F1 team in Abu Dhabi following the finale.

As the son of Eighties Formula 1 racer Jonathan, it might seem inevitable that Jolyon should find himself on the fast track to F1 too. As a young boy Jolyon indeed liked to charge around his garden on a go-kart but he only made his competitive debut at the comparatively late age of 13. From there he rose through the ranks of T Cars, Formula Palmer Audi and Formula 2 before his GP2 career began in 2011.

Now Jolyon has a chance to take on the greats of motor sport as he makes his Race Of Champions debut in Barbados.

Career Highlights

  • 2014 GP2 Series Champion
  • 2012 Took first GP2 win at Monaco
  • 2009 FIA Formula 2 Championship runner-up

ROC Highlights

  • Years contested: 2014

2014 will be Jolyon’s first appearance at the Race Of Champions