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Both Jaguar drivers failed to finish the team's first grand prix in Melbourne, Australia, today. Johnny Herbert was the first to retire from the race. After a troubled practice and qualifying session, Herbert lasted less than one lap of ...

Both Jaguar drivers failed to finish the team's first grand prix in Melbourne, Australia, today.

Johnny Herbert was the first to retire from the race. After a troubled practice and qualifying session, Herbert lasted less than one lap of the race.

"It's been a difficult weekend for everybody," said Herbert. "We knew that we had an engine problem. Now we've got to pull ourselves together, delve into the problem and solve it. We know that when it runs the car is fast. It's very frustrating."

Eddie Irvine had started the race from seventh place on the grid, but slipped down the order after the start. He spun out on lap 8 after backing off to avoid debris from an accident involving Pedro de la Rosa's Arrows.

"It's the same handling problem we've been having all weekend," said Irvine. "The car just spun as I lifted off."

The team will now focus its efforts on the Brazilian Grand Prix in two weeks time.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Johnny Herbert