Poor Jolyon Palmer became something of a running (or more accurately, non-running) joke in the first races of the season after his iSport developed a knack for breaking down - often even before the lights had even gone out to signal the start of the race. No matter what the team and its suppliers did, they couldn't find the root cause and ended up having to build a new car from scratch. That finally seemed to do the trick, and the very next weekend at Monaco saw Palmer claimed his first win in GP2, in the Monaco sprint race. After that it appeared to be a case of one week on, one week off: double retirement at Valencia was followed by a podium and fifth at Silverstone; no points at Germany, Hungary and Singapore sandwiched points finishes in both races at Budapest and Monza, with Palmer finishing on the podium in the sprint race at the latter. Overall thought it had been a disappointingly uneven season that must have left Palmer deeply frustrated at being able to consistently show off his potential.