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After the high of Monaco, the Jaguar Racing team had a difficult race in Montreal. The promise of Friday practice - when Johnny Herbert and Eddie Irvine were fourth and eighth respectively - was never realised, and the problems started from the...

After the high of Monaco, the Jaguar Racing team had a difficult race in Montreal. The promise of Friday practice - when Johnny Herbert and Eddie Irvine were fourth and eighth respectively - was never realised, and the problems started from the moment the race began.

Eddie failed to get off the line at the start. He was pushed into the pitlane where the mechanics restarted his car, but it dropped him two laps down and the rest of his afternoon was spent chasing the rest of the field. He eventually finished three laps behind Michael Schumacher.

Johnny Herbert, meanwhile, got a reasonable start from 11th on the grid, and after eight laps was in a solid 12th place. However, he soon began to have trouble selecting gears, and pulled into the pits to retire on lap 15.

"Early on I was able to hang onto the back of Fisichella, but then I started to lose gears and eventually I had to come in," said Johnny. "It's damn frustrating because I had a hell of a lot of problems in Monaco and I've had a lot of problems here this weekend."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Johnny Herbert , Michael Schumacher
Teams Jaguar Racing