IndyCar » Legge to take legal action over Dragon firing

Katherine Legge has revealed that she is to take legal action against Dragon Racing, after the team dropped her from their second car in favour of Sebastian Saavedra.

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Owen Hamilton - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 11:15 AM

I feel sorry for her as Dragon have clearly breached it's contract with her.On the flip side she frankly wasn't quick enough, and I am not saying that because she's a woman, I can see this being settled out of court.

Thorborg - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 6:19 PM

Owen - I think she gave pretty good reasons as to why the performances were not there last year.

She was messed about quite a bit.

It is a tough one really. She has proved herself to be a competitive driver in other series and actually did quite well on road circuits which kind of bucks the trend as it seems that female drivers perform better on ovals.

But it could be that the larger, heavier Indycars with more downforce are a bit too much? They apparently have to be muscled around the road and street circuits (something Rubens struggled with) and with Indycar seemingly moving away from ovals due to their lower popularity you can see why the team might have had doubts.

Still a contract is a contract....

shaken - Unregistered

February 15, 2013 12:38 AM

Very sad state of affairs. IndyCar is nowadays like F1 where contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on. The sadder thing is that if Im not mistaken, this is the 'lass' (Katherine) who had the huge CART shunt a good few years ago (in which she was lucky not to be killed) somewhere in the US. Clearly she doesnt deserve this but its gone beyond a 'sport' now. Its a cut throat commercial jungle. I wish Kath the best.

pukka - Unregistered

March 09, 2013 6:26 PM

Normally I against legal action but without a clear reason as to why they terminated her contract I am in her corner on this. Let alone the fact that they took the women-focused sponsorship it seems there were a lot of back doors deals being struck as they clearly have their game plan developed for this season. No doubt they have the legal right to terminate a contract if they find a better prospect but a viable explanation is required to keep the peace.

pukka - Unregistered

March 09, 2013 6:27 PM

Another thing that suprises me is the lack of marketability of a woman driver now. Time are truly tough if the ever limited female presence on the grid, let alone an attractive and talented one esp since Danica left, is no longer wanted.

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