F1 a racing certainty for Jaguar cars

Ford subsidiary Jaguar chose this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil plans for its participation in next year’s Formula One series. According to Neil Ressler, Ford vice-president and chief technical officer, the participation will have far-reaching benefits for Jaguar and its Coventry workforce. `Jaguar’s technical input to the F1 programme will begin immediately,’ he said. […]

Ford subsidiary Jaguar chose this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil plans for its participation in next year’s Formula One series.

According to Neil Ressler, Ford vice-president and chief technical officer, the participation will have far-reaching benefits for Jaguar and its Coventry workforce.

`Jaguar’s technical input to the F1 programme will begin immediately,’ he said. `The Coventry-based engineering teams can contribute to the racing programme and Jaguar’s production-car engineers can learn a great deal from the racing team.

`The need to solve problems quickly breeds a nimble and innovative culture which we will be able to transfer to the road-car development.’

Speaking in Frankfurt, Jaguar chairman Dr Wolfgang Reitzle said: `The move into F1 will undoubtedly have technological benefits for Jaguar.

`It will also promote a wider global recognition of the Jaguar brand as we expand our product range over the next few years.’

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