AUGUST 12, 1996
Panis stays on...
The news came as a surprise as Panis had been strongly tipped to join Eddie Jordan next year. The speed of the agreement suggests that Briatore was keen to ensure that he had a leading French driver in the team. This will certainly help him as he searches for sponsorship for next season.
"It is true that I had other offers," explained Panis, "but you have to weigh up the pros and cons and staying at Ligier stood out as the best possible option for me. I am in F1 to win races."