Palmer set for practice run-outs at next five grands prix

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Lotus F1 Team reserve driver Jolyon Palmer has confirmed that he will take part in practice for the next five Formula 1 grands prix, replacing Romain Grosjean once again.

Palmer joined Lotus at the beginning of the season in a reserve role after winning the 2014 GP2 Series title, and has already appeared in three FP1 sessions for the team so far this season.

In a post on his official Twitter account, Palmer confirmed that he would once again be taking part in practice for Lotus at the final five European races of the season, starting at the Austrian Grand Prix next weekend.

Palmer is once again poised to replace Romain Grosjean for the sessions, having already taken the Frenchman’s place on three occasions so far this season.

In contrast, Pastor Maldonado is yet to make way for Palmer, and is unlikely to at any point later in the year – despite claiming that he would if asked to by Lotus – thanks to his sizeable backing from Venezuelan oil giant PDVSA.