Irvine wants good car not money

Irvine wants good car not money

Eddie Irvine claims he is not interested in cash and would rather have a decent car as he has enough money anyway. Irvine has said in the past that he would rather leave Jaguar than continue with an uncompetitve car but he believes Jaguar would be...

Eddie Irvine claims he is not interested in cash and would rather have a decent car as he has enough money anyway. Irvine has said in the past that he would rather leave Jaguar than continue with an uncompetitve car but he believes Jaguar would be hard put to come up with anything worse than the car they already have.

Eddie Irvine.
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"I want to have the best car I can have. That's all that interests me really," he said. "The money's not the issue. I just want to have the most competitive car I can get. I don't need the money, I've made plenty in Formula One and outside Formula One so that part's a game. Results are what's serious. Formula One is what makes me smile and makes me depressed. If I lose money on a stock I don't really care so much. If I make money it's nice but if I have a good result I'm happy for two weeks."

"That's my motivating factor for sure. If I thought I was going to have another season like this I wouldn't continue. There's no point. It just depresses me so I'd rather not. It's better to walk away but I don't think we can ever come up with a car this bad again."

Speculation has surfaced this weekend that Irvine may be on his way back to Jordan for 2003 but the team have said the rumours are unfounded. Irvine drove for Jordan when he started his F1 career in 1993 and reportedly Jordan sponsors Benson and Hedges want a British driver for the team.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine
Teams Jordan