CHAMPCAR/CART: Franchitti to test Jaguar today

CART star Dario Franchitti flew in to Silverstone to test for Jaguar's Formula One team today. The team is downplaying the significance of the test, merely saying that the test has been Franchitti's lifelong ambition. However, Franchitti ...

CART star Dario Franchitti flew in to Silverstone to test for Jaguar's Formula One team today. The team is downplaying the significance of the test, merely saying that the test has been Franchitti's lifelong ambition.

However, Franchitti taking most of the single week between the Toronto and Michigan CART races indicates the seriousness of his interest in F1.

Sources close to the team indicate that a deal may be close to have the Scot partner Eddie Irvine for the 2001 season. Irvine's current teammate, Johnny Herbert, has yet to score a point this season, although mechanical woes have been a major cause of his struggle.

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Series Formula 1 , IndyCar
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Johnny Herbert , Dario Franchitti