Palmer out to roll Monaco momentum into Canada weekend

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Renault Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer is keen to roll the momentum gained over the Monaco Grand Prix weekend into next Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix as he chases his first points of the season.

Palmer made his F1 debut with Renault in 2016 and scored one point through his rookie campaign, but is yet to add to his haul through six rounds of the current campaign.

Palmer bounced back from a run of poor form to finish 11th in Monaco – just one place off his first point of the year – and took heart from his best result of the season so far.

“It is pretty hard to overtake in Monaco, so 11th from P16 was it, and just one second away from getting the first point of the year,” Palmer said.

“It felt much better than P11 and we can certainly take this momentum to Canada and aim for a strong weekend with a good result on Sunday.”

Next weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal will mark Palmer’s second visit to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, with the Briton retiring from last year’s event due to a water leak.

“I enjoyed it last year, even though my race was rather curtailed for reasons outside my control. We should be a good chunk more competitive this time around,” Palmer said.

“We’ll do everything we can to maximize the car around the track and we’ll be pushing all the way as usual. In terms of the city, the place is really cool and one which genuinely embraces Formula 1.”