SEPTEMBER 12, 2000
Panis on top in Mugello test
The Frenchman produced a quickest lap time of one minute and 25.972 seconds, more than 1.6 seconds faster than nearest rival Pedro Diniz, of Sauber.
Italian Luca Badoer, in a Ferrari, performed aerodynamic and tyre testing in advance of the United States Grand Prix in two weeks time.
Sauber handed a debut Formula One test to British Formula Renault 2000 Champion Kimi Raikkonen, of Finland, but the youngster was almost five seconds off Panis' pace.