MARCH 14, 2001
De la Rosa in at Jag for 2002
JAGUAR team boss Bobby Rahal has revealed that one of Jaguar's two drivers will not be racing for the team next year.
He announced that Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa will make the move up to the race team for 2002 following a year of testing for the team.
Rahal announced at a news conference in Malaysia, saying: "Pedro will be driving for us next year."
However, he has not revealed which one of his drivers, Eddie Irvine or Luciano Burti, will be the one to go.
"As I told our drivers, we just have to worry about today," said Rahal. "That will take care of tomorrow."
His comments suggest that the decision will be based on the performance of the drivers throughout the season, heaping yet more pressure on the pair.
The team is already trying hard to improve results after a disappointing debut year and a slow pre-season testing this year.
Irvine was reprimanded by Rahal after he made derogatory comments about the new R2, and his performance in Melbourne saw him down in 11th place at the finish.