Honda F1 website

DECEMBER 1, 2003

Klien signs for Jaguar Racing?

We hear that Jaguar Racing is on the verge of confirming that Christian Klien will be its second driver in 2004. The young Austrian, who comes with a rumored $15m of Red Bull money, impressed the team with his speed and consistency last week and has been signed on a long-term deal by the team. It is anticipated that the team will try to name Justin Wilson as the test and development driver but the rules agreed by the team bosses a few months ago will not allow him to take on such a role and so he may be forced to look to a career in the United States. The option is to try a legal challenge on the regulation but there appear to be differences of opinion between legal counsels and it is not clear whether this is illegal under European law.