Along with millions of other race fans around the world, I was aghast when I heard Rob Smedley, Felipe Massa’s engineer, passing on the thinly-veiled order to give way to Fernando Alonso at Hockenheim
blurb: Eddie Jordan may have sold off his F1 empire, but he still has some thoughts about how the sport is run. He says Bernie Ecclestone is likely to remain at the helm of the GP racing, since the rival GPWC lacks credibility.
Since 1991, Eddie Jordan’s F1 team has overcome financial hardship and achieved moderate success, but soon the Toyota-powered F1 cars will be linked to the Irishman in name only.
Embattled F1 teams Jordan and Minardi have concluded deals with Toyota and Cosworth respectively for the supply of engines during next year’s grand prix season.
After failing to score points in the 14 grands prix he drove for Jordan this year, Italian Giorgio Pantano has been dropped from the team and will be replaced by test driver Timo Glock this weekend.
F1 commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone says the FIA has scrapped plans to change the format of qualifying for next month’s British Grand Prix.
The future may look more secure for Eddie Jordan since a group of investors bought almost half of his F1 team, but the Irishman is having difficulty securing an engine deal for next year.
Eddie Jordan believes his team adds a little “rock and roll” to Formula One and that’s why the sport needs him. He is hoping for point-scoring finishes from his drivers at Magny-Cours this weekend.
Despite the fanfare about Jordan’s renewed ties with Ford, the manufacturer with which Eddie Jordan entered F1 in 1991, the Irishman is negotiating with Mercedes-Benz to supply his team next year.
The F1 rulebook denied the Jordan team a win in its 200th grand prix, but Giancarlo Fisichella was magnanimous in defeat.