MAY 13, 2001
Jaguar bosses support Irvine
Team chief Rahal and managing advisor Lauda said they have no problem with Irvine and his attitude and only wished they could provide a better car for the former Ferrari man this season.
"I think Irvine is a damned good driver," said Rahal. "He hasn't had the best of equipment and as a driver I know that can be awfully frustrating.
"But his commitment is 100 per cent - I feel that we have to perform to his level."
Lauda followed Rahal by giving his full support to Irvine.
"I have no problem with him whatsoever," claimed Lauda. "He's doing a perfect job for us driving the car. What he does off the track I don't really care but as long as he is here together with Pedro de la Rosa I think that they're the perfect team.
"If there's a problem or not, it doesn't really concern me because he can't take the girls in his Formula One car and when he drives he does the perfect job."