Benetton wins battle

[ Article reposted from rec.autos.sport.f1 ] [ Author was Irwin Sabath ] [ Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 1997 17:17:56 GMT ] Benetton wins battle for Fisichella (c) 1997 Copyright Nando.net (c) 1997 Agence France-Presse LONDON (Sep 15, 1997 -...

[ Article reposted from rec.autos.sport.f1 ] [ Author was Irwin Sabath ] [ Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 1997 17:17:56 GMT ]

Benetton wins battle for Fisichella

(c) 1997 Copyright Nando.net (c) 1997 Agence France-Presse

LONDON (Sep 15, 1997 - 13:04 EDT) - Formula One racing team Benetton won the race for the services of rising star driver Giancarlo Fisichella after a High Court ruling Monday.

Justice Jacob ordered the Jordan team, currently employing the Italian driver, to write to FIA's Contract Recognition Board saying he will be driving for Benetton next season.

The judge ordered a three-day stay on the order to give Jordan the chance to appeal.

Ian Phillips, the team's commercial manager, said after the hearing that team owner Eddie Jordan would make his decision on whether to continue the court battle by Tuesday morning.

Phillips refused to comment on whether the loss of Fisichella would open the door to British world champion Damon Hill who is seeking a more competitive car for next season.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Jordan , Damon Hill
Teams Benetton , Jordan