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Will GP2 Champion Jolyon Palmer Find a Place on the 2015 Formula 1 Grid?

Jolyon Palmer joined a select group of drivers over the Russian Grand Prix weekend. With victory in the GP2 feature race at the Sochi Autodrom, the British driver put his name alongside the likes of Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Timo Glock, Nico Hulkenberg, Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean as a champion of Formula One's feeder series. Each of those familiar faces secured a full-time F1 drive within months of securing the GP2 crown, with several other drivers—including Sergio Perez, Kamui Kobayashi, Esteban Gutierrez, Max Chilton and Marcus Ericsson—reaching the pinnacle of motor sport without coming within touching distance of the title. The effect that GP2 can have on a young driver's career is obvious, with races often ta...

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