Franchitti and Jaguar

DARIO FRANCHITTI tested for Jaguar last week at Silverstone but failed to set any startling lap times and we hear that the possibility of the Scotsman getting a ride with the team in F1 next year is looking increasingly remote despite the fact that Johnny Herbert has made it quite clear in recent days that he has no intention of staying with the team and is heading off to CART in the United States. Jaguar Racing was hoping to sign up Jenson Button and has had talks with a number of drivers including Giancarlo Fisichella and Olivier Panis.

If a decent Formula 1 drive is not available Franchitti is expected to stay in America where he has been offered a good deal by Team Kool Green, his employer for the last two seasons.

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