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Renault’s Jolyon Palmer feeling good about staying in F1

• Palmer to start German grand prix from 14th place
• Jenson Button admits to tough weekend in qualifying

Jolyon Palmer believes he has turned a corner in his short Formula One career as he strives to prove to Renault he should be given a second year in the sport. Palmer has endured a testing start to his career, but after an encouraging display at the last race in Hungary – despite a late spin costing him his first point – the British rookie will start from 14th on the grid in the German Grand Prix on Sunday.

Palmer outqualified his team-mate Kevin Magnussen, and progressed through to Q2 - the second phase of qualifying - for the first time since the season-opening race in Australia. He had been the 16th fastest driver in qualifying, but a five-place punishment for Romain Grosjean over a gearbox issue and a three-place penalty incurred by Carlos Sainz proved to be good news for Palmer. He will start two places in front of Magnussen.

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