DECEMBER 20, 2000
Pizzonia admits he isn't ready for demands of F1
BRAZILIAN Antonio Pizzonia has said that he is not ready for the demands of Formula One after testing at Barcelona with Arrows.
Pizzonia, 20, the reigning British Formula Three Champion, has been linked with a number of test driver roles for 2001, but admitted he is not ready to take up a full drive yet after trying out an Arrows at the Circuit de Catalunya.
"To come into Formula One is difficult," Pizzonia said. "The pressure on your neck is great and they say the Barcelona circuit is tough on the neck. I need to improve my fitness because you have to be ready for the demands.
"It was nice to try out the Arrows and we tried a number of different things, which is good for me. I'm learning as a driver and every bit of information is useful.
"I really enjoyed my time in the car but I know I could have done a lot of things better. But it is all part and parcel of the learning process."
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