Though Jordan has not yet confirmed its line-up for 2004, it has quite a few possibilities – including a promising new driver from Russia.

Though Jordan has not yet confirmed its line-up for 2004, it has quite a few possibilities – including a promising new driver from Russia.

Vitaly Petrov, who has been racing in the European F3000 with team Euronova, has big dreams of reaching Formula One. The Russian won the Lada Cup Championship in 2002 before moving to the Italian Formula Renault championship and the Formula Renault Eurocup.

"My dream is now to get into Formula One," the 19-year-old said to . "It would be fantastic to be the first Russian in the sport."

Jordan is losing its number one driver Giancarlo Fisichella to Sauber next season, but Ralph Firman, who drove for Jordan in 2003, is still a possibility. Other drivers still hunting for a seat next year, Nick Heidfeld, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Allan McNish, are also being considered.

Petrov could prove to be an interesting addition to the Jordan team, either as a test driver or a regular driver and could attract new sponsors for the team.