Jolyon Palmer finished with a season-best eleventh position at the end of the 78 lap Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.

The British driver started from P16 and drove a mature race to finish just 1.3 seconds away from the points.

He started the race on a new set of Ultrasoft tyres, then came in for his one and only pit stop on lap 42 for a new set of Supersoft tyres.

Jolyon drove a good race and made no mistakes, which is good for his confidence. Now this confidence should see him qualify better in order to be in a position to score points on the Sunday in the future.

I”'m happy with the race, the pace was pretty good and there were no mistakes,” he said. “I enjoyed it; to hustle the car around Monaco for 78 laps was great and the tyres were hanging on, so you could really push the whole way through, which was stellar. It's pretty hard to overtake here, so eleventh from P16 was it, and just one second away from getting the first point of the year! It felt much better than P11 and we can take this momentum to Canada.”