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Jolyon Palmer says goodbye to Renault in classy online video

Jolyon Palmer says goodbye to Renault in classy online video

"The Japanese Grand Prix will be my last race for Renault", the Briton confirmed.

Sainz was due to join from Toro Rosso at the end of the season but Renault said in a statement that the team and Palmer had now agreed to end their relationship by mutual agreement after Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.

In a post on his Instagram account on Saturday after qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, Palmer announced he would be leaving the team after the Suzuka weekend. However, everything has been possible because Renault has managed to save economic differences that prevented him from reaching an agreement to finalize Palmer himself, in diamond team three seasons-one of m as third pilot.

The British driver said that although he would have liked to have stayed with Renault 'till the end of the season, he respects the decision that it was time for him to go before the final races.

Sainz has scored all-but four of Toro Rosso's points this season and Renault will hope the highly-rated Spaniard's arrival will help them make up late ground in the Constructors' Championship.

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Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. walks after crashing during practice. "We look forward to beating him on track!"

Daniil Kvyat will return to Toro Rosso after two races out and partner Pierre Gasly, who will not contest the Super Formula finale as a result. "I've been with the team now for three years so it's a shame not to be going to Austin with them". Heavy rain saw the start delayed and the teams working on their pit lane river rafts rather than the cars.

While his auto has been riddled with reliability issues, he has also made several costly driver errors and he has recorded just one points finish, at the Singapore GP.

Gasly and Kvyat are now likely to form Toro Rosso's 2018 driver line-up, although Pascal Wehrlein is considered an outside contender.

"The driver I am today, compared to the driver I was in 2015, is a more complete and better one, and this is thanks to Toro Rosso, who are a great group of professionals".