FEBRUARY 2, 2001
Pantano impressed with McLaren set-up
Pantano, the reigning German Formula Three Champion, joined McLaren trio David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen and Alexander Wurz as well as Mercedes driver Darren Turner and young Briton Gary Paffett at the exclusive test in Spain.
"The McLaren team were very professional and friendly," Pantano said. "Their attention to detail and the effort they put in was an eye-opener in what effort goes into running a top team in Formula One."
Pantano and Paffett, who won the scholarship class of the British Formula Three series, were handed their chance to test after they impressed McLaren's management team.