Jonathan Palmer has admitted that his son is eyeing up a seat at Williams next season.
Recent news has revealed that Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz is due to replace Palmer at Renault in 2018, with speculation that the switch could happen as soon as the Malaysian Grand Prix.
But with a positive sixth place finish at last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, the Brit is insisting that he has “six more races” to demonstrate why he needs to be signed for 2018.
“I hope I can build on this confidence,” he said.
“Of course I want to stay in Formula 1, and there are other options. Whatever happens, happens.”
Jonathan, however, is looking up and down the paddock to widen his son’s options for next season, claiming that Williams is their best bet.
However, there will be competition for the seat, as it has been recently announced that Robert Kubica will undertake a track outing in Brazil following a recent simulator test with the team.
Despite this, Jonathan Palmer spoke at Singapore: “A few good races and Williams might take notice.”
“Williams will want to take their best option and he has the chance to show he is that over the next few races.“