Jolyon Palmer has picked 30 as his race number for Formula 1 ahead of his debut season with Renault.
Palmer won the GP2 title back in 2014 before joining Lotus in a reserve role that saw him take part in 13 F1 practice sessions across the course of last season.
Following Romain Grosjean’s decision to leave Lotus and join the new Haas team for 2016, Palmer was promoted up into a race seat and retained following Renault’s takeover of the team.
Palmer took to Twitter on Saturday to confirm that he would be racing with number 30 in F1.
Today seems like an appropriate day to announce my race number for this year, any guesses? — Jolyon Palmer (@JolyonPalmer) January 30, 2016
I can officially confirm that I will be using number 30 this year. #JP30 #F1 pic.twitter.com/EHLorX0pvM — Jolyon Palmer (@JolyonPalmer) January 30, 2016
Palmer looks set to be joined at Renault by Kevin Magnussen for 2016 after talks with Pastor Maldonado’s backer, PDVSA, broke down earlier this month.