Renault apologise to Palmer for latest retirement

From ESPN - July 17, 2017

Renault engine boss Cyril Abiteboul has apologised to Jolyon Palmer following his retirement from Sunday's British Grand Prix.

The Briton, who was due to start from 11th on the grid -- his second highest qualifying position of the year -- was forced out of his home race before it had even begun when he suffered a hydraulic leak on the formation lap.

Palmer is yet to register a point for Renault this season and is under growing pressure amid speculation he could be about to lose his Formula One race seat mid-season. Despite Palmer's lacklustre start to 2017, Abiteboul says he has no doubts his driver would have been able to finish inside the points had the issue not occurred.


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