BBC Sport - Formula 1: Behind the Scenes with Lotus' Jolyon Palmer

Behind the Scenes with Jolyon Palmer

BBC F1 pit lane reporter Tom Clarkson, has spoken exclusively to Lotus test driver Jolyon Palmer in Austria about what it means to be third driver for the team.

It was recently announced that Palmer, current reigning GP2 champion and son of former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, would be driving five more free practice one sessions for Lotus this season.

Palmer was 0.05 seconds behind team-mate Pastor Maldonado during free practice one in Austria, until severe flat-spots on his front tyres caused him to have to stop running.

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