Panis back on track
16 December 2005 –
French veteran Olivier Panis returned to the wheel of his Toyota this week, after being treated for a kidney stone. The veteran of 158 grands prix, today a test driver like the Cologne team's 'reserve' nominee Ricardo Zonta, pulled out of the Jerez sessions a week ago.
He said at the Spanish circuit on Thursday: "It's nice to be back in business driving again. The new car is looking good and the V8 engine has improved a lot compared to the last time I tested it," Panis added. "I think we're in good shape."