Date: 7th October 2017 at 3:01pm
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British Formula One racer Jolyon Palmer may have raced his final Formula One Grand Prix of his career.

The former GP2 Series champion already knew he was set to lose his seat at Renault for the 2018 Formula One World Championship, being replaced by Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz.

Sainz will make the move on a football style loan basis, remaining within the Red Bull Racing drivers stable, well positioned to replace either Max Verstappen or Daniel Ricciardo in 2019.

But that loan move has now been brought forward with immediate affect, meaning the Japanese Grand Prix was Palmer’s last for Renault.

‘I would like to thank Jolyon for his commitment to the team and his professionalism. Since Renault’s return to Formula 1, Jolyon has been highly dedicated in an evolving environment. He has shown great personal qualities and we wish him all the best in his future career.’ Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul told Sky Sports.

The news means that Daniil Kvyat returns to Toro Rosso after missing the last two Grand Prix, enabling Pierre Gasly to also remain at the team after his promotion.