SEPTEMBER 17, 2002
Pizzonia to test for Jaguar Racing
Jaguar Racing is close to doing a deal with Minardi's Mark Webber and it is not entirely clear where the Pizzonia test will lead. Obviously it is serious as otherwise Pizzonia would not be bothering. He has a testing deal on the table from Williams and is happy to take it unless a better option comes along. Williams has said that it will not stand in Pizzonia's way if he wants to do a long-term deal elsewhere.
The driver market for 2003 is current stuck until we know what is going to happen at Toyota. The suggestion is that Webber is waiting to see whether Cristiano da Matta signs for Toyota before committing himself to Jaguar.