OCTOBER 14, 2000

Herbert prepared for emotional farewell

JOHNNY HERBERT is preparing himself for an "emotional" farewell from the Formula One world when he competes in Malaysia.

The 36-year-old Briton will leave Jaguar Racing and Formula One after this season's final race in Malaysia. It will signal the end to his 12th season in Grand Prix racing as he is expected to join the American-based Champ Car series for next year.

"It's going to be a bit emotional getting out of the car for the last time and out of Formula One," said Herbert. "But I'm really looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead of me."

The race at Sepang will be Herbert's 161st Grand Prix and he aims to make it one to remember.

He added: "It's a tough race to compete in as the track is physical and the weather is humid, but I hope to have a good race so I can go out on a high."