MAY 5, 2001

Tomas Scheckter fired as Jaguar test-driver

TOMAS SCHECKTER, the son of 1979 world champion Jody Scheckter, has had his contract as Jaguar's F1 development driver terminated with immediate effect.

The move comes following the 20-year old's recent appearance in Northampton court on a charge of curb crawling in Milton Keynes.

"It is to matters concerning this appearance that the team and the Jaguar Racing board is left with no alternative but to terminate its relationship with Mr. Scheckter," said an official statement last week.