Panis: DRS too dangerous for F1

Panis: DRS too dangerous for F1

Former Grand Prix winner Olivier Panis believes that Formula 1 does not require overtaking aids such as the Drag Reduction System (DRS). Labelling the new-for-2011 device as ‘dangerous’, the Frenchman insists that the sport’s circuits should be built or modified with overtaking in mind. Read more…

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  1. Sunday 25 December 2011

  2. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Toyota's Christmas wishes

  3. Wednesday 20 April 2011

  4. Panis: DRS too dangerous for F1 09:19

    Panis: DRS too dangerous for F1

    Former Grand Prix winner Olivier Panis believes that Formula 1 does not require overtaking aids such as the Drag Reduction System (DRS). Labelling the…

  5. Friday 15 December 2006

  6. Cold blights Panis' final test 07:00

    Cold blights Panis' final test

    Olivier Panis brought his F1 career to a close on Thursday running his final laps as test driver for Toyota. Panis has suffered with a cold this week and on…

  7. Thursday 14 December 2006

  8. End of the road for Panis 12:24

    End of the road for Panis

    Today Olivier Panis will sign off his 12-year Formula One career at his last ever test. The Frenchman retired from racing at the end of 2004 but has since been…

  9. Monday 18 September 2006

  10. Panis retires, Montagny set for Toyota 12:43

    Panis retires, Montagny set for Toyota

    Toyota announced today that Olivier Panis has decided to leave the team at the end of 2006 and thereby put an end to his twelve-year Formula One career.…

  11. Friday 16 December 2005

  12. 12:00

    Panis back on track

    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…

  13. Saturday 27 August 2005

  14. 05:30

    Toyota V8 coming along nicely

    Toyota's V8 engine for 2006 is coming along nicely, according to test driver Olivier Panis. The Frenchman was tasked with putting the V8 through its paces…

  15. Friday 26 August 2005

  16. 07:00

    Panis not a big V8 fan

    Toyota continued the V8 program in Monza this week. Next year all teams will be using a V8 or a limited V10 engine. For Toyota it was the second test with the…

  17. Saturday 16 July 2005

  18. 05:30

    V8 is 2.5s slower - Panis

    Olivier Panis took a break from his usual schedule of tyre testing for Toyota this week and trialled the new development V8 engine the team is preparing for…

  19. Tuesday 28 June 2005

  20. 14:20

    Olivier back on Cours for France

    Olivier Panis makes his return to the Panasonic Toyota Racing race team as third 'Friday' driver in his home Grand Prix at Magny Cours, round 9 of the 2005…

  21. Wednesday 8 June 2005

  22. 11:10

    Panis in Montreal

    Former grand prix driver Olivier Panis will be a familiar face in the F1 paddock at Montreal. The Frenchman - who broke his legs at the circuit in 1997 - raced…

  23. Friday 20 May 2005

  24. 16:12

    Panis to return at French Grand Prix

    As the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix enjoys its traditional Friday off, Panasonic Toyota Racing has announced that Olivier Panis will return to race weekend…

  25. Saturday 14 May 2005

  26. 05:15

    Panis expects Toyota to struggle in Monaco

    Toyota test driver and former race driver Olivier Panis expects his team to struggle in next week's Monaco Grand Prix in much the way they did at Imola. After…

  27. Thursday 12 May 2005

  28. 21:57

    Paul Ricard Day 2: Toyotas set the pace

    Toyota set the pace on the second day of testing this week at Paul Ricard in southern France. Former race driver Olivier Panis racked up 112 laps - his best in…

  29. Saturday 9 April 2005

  30. 05:00

    Panis impressed by Toyota improvement

    Olivier Panis was back behind the wheel of a Toyota Formula One car this week at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona. He was on duty for just one day at the…

  31. Wednesday 9 March 2005

  32. 10:45

    Panis still unwell

    Toyota's Olivier Panis is still unwell. The Frenchman, a grand prix winner and race driver until last year, had to return home from a test in Spain last month…

  33. Tuesday 8 February 2005

  34. 10:00

    Panis has the flu

    F1's Olivier Panis is suffering from the 'flu. Last Wednesday at Valencia (Spain), the Frenchman - Toyota's former racer and new full time test driver - had to…

  35. Friday 28 January 2005

  36. 15:30

    TF105 'is better' - Panis

    Toyota's new F1 car is an improvement. That's the claim of retired team racer and Frenchman Olivier Panis, who's still a test driver. The 38-year-old, who…

  37. Saturday 22 January 2005

  38. 04:30

    Slippery track caused tyre conundrum - Panis

    Olivier Panis was back behind the wheel of a Toyota Formula One car this week in his new role as the team's test driver. The Frenchman was in action at…

  39. Saturday 8 January 2005

  40. 13:36

    Toyota drivers optimistic at new car launch

    Toyota's new driver line up of Jarno Trulli and Ralf Schumacher helped unveil the TF105 today in Spain. The pair are looking forward to the coming year when…

  41. Monday 29 November 2004

  42. 11:00

    Panis at wheel of new engine

    F1 veteran Olivier Panis kicked off a new role as Toyota test driver at the Paul Ricard (France) track last week. The 38-year-old said he enjoyed a 'relatively…

  43. Friday 15 October 2004

  44. 14:00

    Panis: It's hard to pick the right time to stop

    The worst thing about becoming an older grand prix driver is picking the 'right time' to stop, Olivier Panis stated. The Frenchman, 38, enthused about another…

  45. 11:20

    Two-day weekend is 'okay' - Panis

    Newly retired grand prix racer Olivier Panis reckons F1 teams could get on 'perfectly okay' with a shorter weekend. At Suzuka, incidentally the Frenchman's last…

  46. Tuesday 12 October 2004

  47. 10:59

    Panis receives TF104 as Toyota present

    Toyota marked F1 veteran Olivier Panis' last ever grand prix by offering him a money-can't-buy memento. Team principal Tsutomu Tomita told the sport's only…

  48. Sunday 10 October 2004

  49. 13:19

    No points for Toyota in Japan

    Jarno Trulli made his Toyota race-debut at Suzuka today. The Italian was racing for points in the first period of the race but unfortunately for Trulli he…

  50. Tuesday 5 October 2004

  51. 14:50

    Panis ready for 'emotional' exit

    Olivier Panis will race in his final grand prix at Suzuka on Sunday. The Frenchman, who debuted for Ligier more than a decade ago, will step aside after Japan…

  52. Monday 4 October 2004

  53. 11:09

    Shanghai 'more like America' - Panis

    Shanghai's $325 million Formula One circuit was 'almost a little bit too much,' according to grand prix veteran Olivier Panis. The Frenchman, who will retire as…

  54. Friday 1 October 2004

  55. 11:30

    Trulli to replace Panis at Suzuka?

    Jarno Trulli was fired 'out of respect' for the hundreds of staff he represents back at Renault HQ, managing director Flavio Briatore has said. "At Renault…

  56. Saturday 25 September 2004

  57. 11:41

    Toyota team happy with qualifying result

    Olivier Panis today was able to qualify his Toyota in 8th position. Equalling Toyota's best qualifying result of the season. The team qualified in 8th also at…

  58. Tuesday 21 September 2004

  59. 05:00

    Panis survives to see China

    Olivier Panis survives his F1 career long enough to see the inaugural Chinese Grand Prix next week in Shanghai. The veteran racer has announced he will retire…

  60. Thursday 16 September 2004

  61. 06:30

    Panis the team manager?

    Retiring grand prix driver Olivier Panis harbours 'no plans' to move from the racing cockpit to the F1 pitwall. At 38, the Frenchman said the time is right to…

  62. Wednesday 15 September 2004

  63. 10:29

    Panis wont make F1 return

    French F1 veteran Olivier Panis will retire as a race driver after 71 laps of Brazil's Interlagos track next month. But the 38-year-old won't have a long face.…

  64. Thursday 9 September 2004

  65. 11:07

    Panis signs two-year test deal with Toyota

    Olivier Panis has today announced that he is to retire as a Formula 1 race driver after the 2004 season finale in Brazil. However, Olivier has signed a new…

  66. Wednesday 8 September 2004

  67. 07:00

    Toyota drivers aim for championship boost in Italy

    Toyota's drivers are aiming to give their team a points boost at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix after the team slipped behind Jaguar Racing in the…

  68. Saturday 4 September 2004

  69. 15:44

    Panis fine after testing crash

    Olivier Panis suffered a crash in testing at Monza on Friday when his left rear tyre failed as he negotiated the high-speed approach to the second chicane.…

  70. Friday 3 September 2004

  71. 13:43

    Panis hopes Toyota situation will clear up soon

    Toyota had a good weekend in Spa-Francorchamps. Ricardo Zonta's car broke down just before the finish, while he was in a good position. Luckily for the team…

  72. 11:10

    Panis set for third driver role

    Toyota's Olivier Panis is most likely to slip into the back seat in 2005, the Frenchman admitted at Thursday's Monza test. F1's oldest driver, 'Olive,' admits…

  73. Thursday 2 September 2004

  74. 06:00

    An exclusive interview with Olivier Panis

    Olivier Panis is not sure of a seat next year. The French driver hopes to stay at Toyota, but is still looking around the paddock in case things don't work out…

  75. Tuesday 24 August 2004

  76. 06:30

    Panis: BAR wouldn't be this successful without me

    Olivier Panis looks likely to lose his seat at Toyota at the end of the year and is looking at other options down the pit lane. In an exclusive interview with…

  77. Friday 20 August 2004

  78. 12:30

    'B spec' Toyota is 'pretty good' - Panis

    Olivier Panis denied Toyota's 'B' car is not up to the task by claiming he simply hasn't had the opportunity to show its pace. "Actually, in the race, it's…

  79. 05:00

    Panis hopeful for Spa

    Formula One veteran Olivier Panis is looking forward to the Belgian Grand Prix next week in what is likely to be his final F1 outing at the legendary circuit.…

  80. Thursday 19 August 2004

  81. 07:00

    Panis was frustrated by Hungary

    Toyota driver Olivier Panis was frustrated in the Hungarian Grand Prix after a poor qualifying performance meant he would spend all of Sunday afternoon…

  82. Wednesday 18 August 2004

  83. 17:34

    Panis insists new Toyota is 'good step forward'

    Olivier Panis has insisted that the modified Toyota TF104B car is a 'good step forward' from the car Toyota started the season with. The TF104B was introduced…

  84. Monday 9 August 2004

  85. 10:44

    Panis in talks over F1 future - manager

    Grand Prix veteran Olivier Panis has moved up one or two grid positions in a race to retain his Formula One drive at Cologne-based team Toyota next season.…

  86. Friday 6 August 2004

  87. 13:45

    Panis could stay at Toyota - Gascoyne

    Olivier Panis could stay as Ralf Schumacher's new Toyota team-mate but Jarno Trulli is more likely, technical director Mike Gascoyne hinted this week. The…

  88. Wednesday 4 August 2004

  89. 11:02

    Panis feels strain of tighter 2004 schedule

    Formula One veteran Olivier Panis has admitted feeling a greater pressure this year as the Grand prix schedule was made more intensive by the decision to hold…

  90. Tuesday 3 August 2004

  91. 10:49

    Improved Toyota has gained half a second - Panis

    Toyota driver Olivier Panis has championed the team's updated TF104B which raced at Hockenheim despite that turning out to be a disappointing race for the team…

  92. Wednesday 28 July 2004

  93. 09:22

    Panis: Test ban is bad timing

    Aerodynamic and engine upgrades on Toyota's 'B' car, which debuted at Hockenheim, are worth 'three to five tenths,' Olivier Panis said on Wednesday. The French…

  94. Tuesday 27 July 2004

  95. 18:11

    Toyota organises demo through streets of Cologne

    The Toyota F1 team has certainly enjoyed racing through the streets of London. Next month the team will try it off-track again in Cologne, Toyota's home-base.…

  96. Monday 26 July 2004

  97. 10:12

    Furious Panis orders investigation

    A furious Olivier Panis has ordered Formula One team employer Toyota to 'really check carefully' a start-line car problem which ruined his day at Hockenheim.…

  98. Wednesday 14 July 2004

  99. 13:05

    Panis urges patience on 'B spec' progress

    Olivier Panis has warned Toyota's F1 fans it'll be a while before a 'B spec'  car - set to debut at Hockenheim - shows it is faster than its predecessor. The…

  100. Sunday 11 July 2004

  101. 18:56

    Toyota turn hopes to Germany

    Toyota's Cristiano da Matta finished thirteenth while Olivier Panis retired from the race early on when a fire extinguisher went off in his cockpit. The team is…

  102. Saturday 10 July 2004

  103. 20:01

    Toyota upset with Panis penalty

    Toyota's Cristiano da Matta qualified 14th while team mate Panis had his time erased after he blocked Sauber's Felipe Massa during qualifying. "I think we…

  104. Sunday 4 July 2004

  105. 17:54

    Toyota suffer in French heat

    Toyota's Cristiano da Matta finished fourteenth and team mate Olivier Panis fifteenth in today's French Grand Prix. "I think the hot weather was detrimental to…

  106. Saturday 3 July 2004

  107. 16:47

    Toyota feeling more competitive in France

    Cristiano da Matta and Olivier Panis qualified eleventh and fourteenth respectivel for the French Grand Prix. "This weekend, we have been more competitive than…

  108. Friday 2 July 2004

  109. 18:26

    Toyota ends first in practice

    Cristiano da Matta was surprisingly the fastest man on track in Friday's second practice. The Brazilian Toyota driver set a quickest lap-time of 1.15.518 which…

  110. 14:37

    Panis: Drivers must accept F1 is dangerous

    Olivier Panis believes F1 drivers must accept that their job 'is dangerous.' The French veteran tried to pour cold water on a fire of contention since Ralf…

  111. Monday 28 June 2004

  112. 12:00

    Panis wants more fun for fans

    Olivier Panis supports a push to make Formula One 'more fun' for its fans. The veteran of 150 grands prix has heard talk about opening-up car radios to…

  113. Thursday 24 June 2004

  114. 11:15

    Panis shocked by turnout to 150 party

    Olivier Panis didn't think about motor racing until he was 13. ''I was into football,'' the Frenchman - who notched up 150 grands prix after a decade in Formula…

  115. Sunday 20 June 2004

  116. 23:01

    Panis scores for Toyota

    Olivier Panis finished fifth in today's US Grand Prix scoring a valuable four points for the Toyota team while team mate Cristiano da Matta retired with gearbox…

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