Jaguar unveils 2000 racecar

Jaguar Racing launched its 2000 challenger in London on Tuesday.

Jaguar unveils 2000 racecar

The squad, which makes its return to grand prix racing this season, unveiled the Ford-Cosworth powered R1 at Lord's Cricket Ground.

Jaguar chairman, Dr Wolfgang Reitzle, said: "Jaguar is a natural and logical challenger in Formula One.

"For over fifty years we have been consistent winners in motor sport. We have won Le Mans seven times. We have won at Daytona. We have won world Sportscar Championships and we have won the Monte Carlo Rally and the Coupe des Alpes.

"Our entry into Formula One though, clearly signals Jaguar's direction for the future.

"There is an excitement and passion about Formula One racing which closely matches the emotional appeal of Jaguar.

"With its constant emphasis on advanced technology, Formula One racing will also be a valuable showcase as we expand our model range - and expand into new sectors of the market - with innovative, performance orientated products such as the X400 - our forthcoming new small sports saloon".

"We are a new team. One of the newest teams in Formula One. We have a lot to learn.

"The team though, is highly motivated and determined to succeed and we are, of course, able to build on the very firm foundations established by Jackie Stewart.

"Our ultimate objective is the ultimate prize in motorsport - the FIA Formula One World Championship."

Johnny Herbert, who drove for Stewart Grand Prix in 1999, will be joined at Jaguar by ex-Ferrari racer Eddie Irvine in 2000.

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