On This Day: Lauda Sacks Irvine

On this day in 2002 Eddie Irvine was sacked from the Jaguar team over the phone by team boss Niki Lauda what a bumer! Ultimately ending a disappointing career. Not everyone mourned the departure of Eddie. Jenson Button had this to say “I’m not really bothered if Eddie gets a drive.” “He can be good for the sport because he’s quite outspoken. But he’s getting on a bit now and there are a lot of new drivers who are very quick and who should be given their chance.”