– Life After F1, In A Peugeot?
"I know that it is time for me to move on and fulfil my wish
to race again," says Olivier Panis, of the news that he is
leaving the Toyota F1 team, in his role as test driver alongside
Ludwig’s former FIA GT partner is leaving Toyota too, heading
for Renault, for more test driving.
Speculation suggests that Panis will be come one
of three French drivers in one of Peugeot’s Le Mans cars next
year – with the rumour mill suggesting that the other Peugeot
will be driven by three (non-French) Europeans, perhaps including
an Englishman and a German.
"I am looking forward to new racing challenges
outside Formula One,” says the 40 year old Panis.
In related news, Franck Montagny, who was very quick
at Le Mans this year for Pescarolo, seems destined for a test driver
role at Toyota.