After many tests for F1 teams, namely Benetton, McLaren, Williams and Minardi, Giorgio finally broke into the sport bagging a seat at the Jordan team in 2004.
Debut & Jordan (2004)
He never really made a mark in F1, being consistently beaten by his teammate Nick Heidfeld, eventually he was replaced by Timo Glock following the Italian Grand Prix.
Pantano joined the GP2 series for 2005 and has raced in the series each year since. He became the 2008 GP2 champion after winning 4 races, and notching up 76 points.