Mike Gascoyne has commenced legal action against Force India following the former chief technical officer's dismissal late last year.

Mike Gascoyne has commenced legal action against Force India following the former chief technical officer's dismissal late last year.

The website of the British magazine Autosport said Gascoyne, 45, is unhappy that his contract was terminated more than a year before it was due to expire.

He is seeking more than 2m euros in damages, including mainly lost 2009 wages.

Gascoyne's previous tenure with Toyota in 2006 was also prematurely ended, but in that case the parties parted as the result of a mutual agreement.

When he subsequently joined Force India at the end of 2007, he said: "I have said to (team owner) Vijay (Mallya): if at the end of next year we are still in last place, then I should already have been dismissed. And rightly so."

 

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