Ex-Renault Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer will join the BBC 5 Live F1 commentary team for its coverage of the 2018 season. 

The Briton, who recorded a career-best result of sixth place in 35 grands prix starts for Renault between 2016 and 2017, was replaced at the French manufacturer by Spaniard Carlos Sainz for the final four races of last season. 

Palmer will work alongside Jennie Gow and Jack Nicholls as part of BBC 5 Live’s coverage of every F1 session across the 2018 season, while he will also contribute on the BBC Sport website as an analyst. 

"I've worked with Jennie and Jack a lot but am more used to being grilled by them," the 27-year-old said. ”It's going to be great joining them in the commentary team and to get to ask the questions myself.

"I'm fascinated to see how the inter-team rivalry plays out and hope I'll be able to bring my own knowledge of the personalities involved to shed further light on the relationships.”