JULY 17, 2000
Irvine misses Austrian GP with abdominal pains
Irvine was replaced in Austria by the team's test driver Luciano Burti who had very little chance to prepare himself for his F1 debut. It was the first time he had run the Jaguar in qualifying trim and his preparations were upset by gearbox problems which meant that he ended up 21st on the grid, between the two Minardis.
Irvine hopes to be back in action at the German GP in two weeks but the fact that there has been no simple explanation of the pain is worrying.