Giorgio Pantano: Last chance saloon

Giorgio Pantano: Last chance saloon

Giorgio Pantano's career has followed an unusual path, with the Italian following up a spell in Formula 1 with several years in GP2 and later in various lower categories. The Italian admits IndyCar is his final hope, and he has just two races to impress...

Giorgio Pantano's entire career has been a sequence of long, strange trips. So it was only fitting that his IndyCar return at Sears Point last weekend was a tale of brilliance and niggling frustrations in equal measure.

It's the 'brilliant' bit that is important as far as Pantano is concerned. There is a lot riding on what opportunities come out of last weekend's showing in California, and this weekend's race in Baltimore. If things go well, he has put himself in the shop window for a full-time seat next year. If not, he's going to quit racing. No pressure, right?

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