JULY 27, 2000
Herbert confirms Champ Car move
The Jaguar driver, who attended last weekend's CART FedEx Championship event in Michigan in the hope of sealing a drive for 2001, confirmed at a press conference in Germany that he will leave Formula One.
"I've decided that I will go to the American CART series next year," Herbert said. "Obviously I've got to sign a contract for a drive but that's what I want to do next year."
The 36-year-old's seat with the Milton Keynes-based team has been a subject of intense speculation this season after grid newcomers Jaguar failed to live up to their pre-season billing.
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