Why Jaguar was doomed to fail in F1

Why Jaguar was doomed to fail in F1

Autosport is celebrating the 2000 season this week, and to kick things off we explore why Jaguar's foray into F1 for the 21st century was in trouble from the moment it took over Stewart GP

I found out that the Stewart team, where I was technical director, had been bought out by Ford and would be rebranded for 2000 before the Canadian Grand Prix in June 1999.

I was in California, because we used the Swift windtunnel, and I got a call from Jackie Stewart's secretary to set up a meeting in Detroit on the way to Montreal. I went there and there was a dinner suit, shirt, shoes all ready for me in my hotel room. The meeting was with Jackie, Helen [Jackie's wife], Edsel Ford II, and me - that's when I found out the company had been sold.

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