Guenther Steiner admits he wasn't surprised that Jaguar failed in F1

23-10-2019 19:33
by Tom Mason
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Guenther Steiner admits he wasn't surprised that Jaguar failed in F1

Guenther Steiner has said it didn't surprise him that Jaguar struggled during their time in F1. The stopped in 2004 after finding poor results and ended up selling everything to Red Bull.

They first starting racing in F1 in 2000 and entered a total of 85 Grand Prix, the most notable drivers in their time include Mark Webber and Eddie Irvine.

"For the Ford Motor Company board, we were purely a cost item and nothing else, " Steiner said on the Starting Grid podcast.

"It was just a shock to them when they got over the complex Formula 1 of "You can't blame them for that, because they just weren't qualified enough for that. Just as little as I am for running a car company."

Steiner was involved with the team for one year in 2001 following a request by team boss Niki Lauda and he left at in 2002 as a replacement was already in place.

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