Enrico Zanarini, a driver manager whose clients have included Giancarlo Fisichella, Max Biaggi and Eddie Irvine, has said that he believes GP2 champion Giorgio Pantano is ready for Formula 1 although he may face a battle to find a race-seat, and he also believes that Bruno Senna is not quite ready for the top flight just year.
“He [Pantano] is a fantastic driver and he showed his speed and his capabilities this year in winning the championship,â€ Zanarini explained to magazine GP Week. “Giorgio is one of the best drivers around. The problem for his is that Formula 1 probably will not want him because of his age and because he s been there before.â€
“Obviously in the car he [Senna] is a very good driver but he isn t ready yet,â€ Zanarini continued. “He s not Hamilton or Rosberg.â€