Jos Verstappen has apparently won his court case against the Arrows team which stemmed from the Dutchman's abrupt dismissal from Tom Walkinshaw's line-up for 2002.

Despite having signed a contract through to the end of the current season - and having done so in the middle of the 2001 campaign - Verstappen found himself ousted in favour of the out-of-work Heinz-Harald Frentzen on the eve of the Australian Grand Prix. With no other seats available at that point, the rapid Dutchman found himself out of work - and angry with Arrows.

With the court case now settled, rumours in the Monaco paddock suggested that 'Jos the Boss' had been compensated to the tune of ?2.3million, although the ruling is still subject to appeal by Arrows. Team boss Walkinshaw, already operating on a tight budget this year, is expected to want a second opinion.