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GP2 leader Palmer in talks for 2015 F1 race seat

ESPN Staff
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Jolyon Palmer celebrates victory in Bahrain earlier this season © Getty Images

GP2 championship leader Jolyon Palmer says he is in discussions with an F1 team about a race seat for 2015.

Palmer, 23, has been in top form for DAMS this season and leads Felipe Nasr by 33 points, with two victories and five podium finishes to his name. The Brit saw his championship lead cut by Nasr in Austria but heads to his home race in Silverstone looking to put his title challenge back on track.

Though he admits there is a chance of a step up to F1 Palmer insists he will not allow it to distract him from his goal of winning the GP2 championship.

"Things are progressing," Palmer told Sky Sports News. "So far this season things have been almost perfect for me minus the little blip in Austria, but really everything is coming together well. There are some Formula 1 talks progressing, but not much I can say at the moment.

"But definitely I am aiming to be on the grid next year in 2015 and at the moment win GP2. We are moving closer, but the one big focus at the moment is to win GP2."