Jordan

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Flag of Ireland svg.png Jordan
Jordan.png
Full Name Jordan Grand Prix
Base Silverstone, United Kingdom
Founder(s) Flag of Ireland svg.png Eddie Jordan
Team Principal(s) Flag of Ireland svg.png Eddie Jordan
Technical Director Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Anderson
Noted Former Drivers
Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jack Christopherson
Flag of Germany svg.png Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies
Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen


Jordan Grand Prix was a Formula One constructor that operated from the early 1990s to the mid 2000s.

The team was formed and headed by enigmatic Irish businessman Eddie Jordan and gained popularity for their alternative attitude to the sport.

After several years of debt, the team would be sold to Spyker in the mid 2000s.

Early history

Following a successful term in British Formula 3, Eddie Jordan Racing first came to international prominence in the International Formula 3000 series, finding success with the likes of Jack Christopherson, Olivier Grouillard and Johnny Herbert in the series.

Formula One

1998

By 1998, Jordan had resigned former F3000 ace Jack Christopherson to partner German prodigy Ralf Schumacher. This would be the first year of a new partnership with Mugen-Honda, following the departure of the Peugeot units to Prost. Christopherson and Schumacher would be frequent podium finishers throughout the season, the best result being Christopherson's second place in the season ending Portuguese Grand Prix. Jordan finished in fifth, with 32 points.

1999

In 1999, Ralf Schumacher left the team to join Williams. Another German driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen soon filled the spot, while Jack Christopherson stayed. 1999 turned out to be Jordan's best ever year result-wise, with three victories (two from Frentzen and one from Christopherson), and Frentzen challenging for the driver's title until the final race in Portugal. Jordan scored 107 points, which was enough to beat McLaren for second in the Constructors.

2000

For 2000, an interesting swap between Jordan and McLaren occured, with Christopherson moving to McLaren, whilst James James Davies moved in the opposite direction, partnering Frentzen. The German managed to win in Australia, but unfortunately it proved to be his only victory of the year. Davies, on the other hand, managed to overcome his slow start, and won four times - one of which was a hattrick in Hungary, and also two pole positions. Jordan ended the season in third place, with a total of 97 points.

2001

Jordan now had access to works Honda engines for the 2001 season replacing Mugen-Honda, which they used for the previous three years - now putting them into a direct competition against BAR. For the season, Davies was partnered by Formula One returnee Jarno Trulli, who replaced Frentzen. For Canada, Davies was replaced by 21-year-old Finnish rookie Kimi Räikkönen, after he suffered a crash in practice and was ruled out for the weekend. Unfortunately, the EJ11 wasn't much of a contender for podium places, and the season ended up in disappointment; with Trulli's generally underwhelming results and Davies' season-ending crash at Spa.

In the end, an interesting line-up of Räikkönen and Brazilian test driver Ricardo Zonta came to be at Suzuka. The team scored 24 points en route for sixth in the WCC, in a season-long battle with BAR and Sauber.

2002

2002 was a year of changes, as two 2001 test drivers (namely Räikkönen and Japanese debutant Takuma Sato) got full-time roles, along with a tyre supplier switch from Bridgestone to Michelin. What did not change though was the engine supplier, as Jordan and Honda extended their partnership for another year.

In a topsy-turvy season, Jordan failed to score a podium for the first time in a few years, but promising performances from both Räikkönen (fourth in Malaysia and San Marino) and Sato (two points finishes) helped the team retain sixth place in the Constructors in a dramatic affair with BAR. Jordan barely sneaked into the double digits this time, scoring a total of 10 points for the year.

2003

Jordan went into 2003 with another change in their driver lineup, Kimi Raikkonen having departed the team to join Sauber for 2003. His replacement would be one-time race winner Sammy Jones, who left the team's main rival in 2002, BAR, to join Takuma Sato, who had been retained for 2003 at the behest of Honda. Also gone was DHL's sponsorship money, leaving the team without a title sponsor for the first time in its history.

The team's lack of funding could be seen in a visible decline on track, with the underdeveloped EJ13 struggling badly in the early rounds, scoring just three points (all by Jones) in the first six rounds, and recording four retirements in that period. The previously amiable works engine deal with Honda also deteriorated as the season went on, culminating with the Japanese manufacturer choosing to only supply BAR from 2004 after Sato was injured in a crash in Hungary free practice, a decision no doubt influenced by the teams reluctance to use a Honda supplied replacement driver, instead going for the well-funded Hungarian HWNSNBM. After he recovered, Sato left the team by mutual agreement, to be replaced by Australian rookie Daniel Melrose, who achieved by far the team's best result that year, a third place at the US Grand Prix, Jordan's first podium since 2001. Jones however went into a slump, scoring only a solitary point (also in the USA) in the second half of the year.

Despite the late upturn in form provided by Melrose, Jordan finished the season in a disappointing eighth place, ahead of only Sauber and Minardi, with 16 points (albeit under a new points system).

2004

By 2004, Jordan's financial problems were becoming terminal - the team again started the season with a bare, sponsorless livery, and an EJ14 chassis that was little more than the previous year's design adapted for Pirelli tyres and the Mercedes engine. Daniel Melrose, scorer of most of Jordan's points in 2003 was also gone, again to Sauber as with Raikkonen a year previously, meaning the demotivated Sammy Jones would have yet another new teammate at Jordan (his fourth since joining the team) - Rubens Barrichello moved from Minardi along with their customer Mercedes engine deal.


Statistics

Year Team Chassis Engine No. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts WCC
1998 Benson and Hedges Jordan Jordan 198 Mugen-Honda MF-301 HC AUS BRA ARG SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA JPN POR 32 5th
9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jack Christopherson 13 6 4 Ret 6 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 7 13† 2
10 Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher 5 Ret 5 7 3 7 7 Ret 6 5 Ret Ret 3 10 8 Ret
1999 Benson and Hedges Jordan Jordan 199 Mugen-Honda MF-301 HD AUS BRA SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA JPN MAL POR 107 2nd
9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jack Christopherson 10 Ret 2 12 3 10 2 4 1 5 6 2 12 4 3 2
10 Flag of Germany svg.png Heinz-Harald Frentzen 4 Ret Ret 8 7 1 3 3 Ret 3 2 Ret 2 1 2 4
2000 Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan EJ10
EJ10B
Mugen-Honda MF-301 HD AUS BRA SMR FRA ESP EUR MON CAN GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA JPN MAL USA POR 97 3rd
3 Flag of Germany svg.png Heinz-Harald Frentzen 1 3 Ret 4 9 Ret 5 Ret 6 3 5 6 5 6 Ret 5 7 Ret
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies 7 Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret 2 4 1 Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 1 5 2
2001 Benson & Hedges Jordan Honda Jordan EJ11 Honda RA001E AUS MAL BRA SMR ESP AUT MON CAN EUR FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN 24 6th
5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Ret 8 8 2 Ret 4 Ret INJ Ret Ret 2 5† Ret DNS INJ INJ INJ
Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen Ret 14 9 9
6 Flag of Italy svg.png Jarno Trulli 4 5 Ret Ret Ret 5 8 Ret 8 7 8 Ret 10 Ret 8 Ret
Flag of Brazil svg.png Ricardo Zonta Ret
2002 DHL Jordan Honda Jordan EJ12 Honda RA002E AUS MAL SMR ESP AUT MON CAN EUR FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA BRA USA JPN 10 6th
11 Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen 8 4 4 9 7 13 7 Ret 7 6 11 Ret Ret Ret 9 9 Ret
12 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Sato 11 12 Ret 8 12 9 10 10 5 12 Ret Ret 11 7 10 11 6
2003 Jordan Honda Jordan EJ13 Honda RA003E AUS MAL SMR ESP AUT MON CAN GBR EUR GER HUN ITA BEL BRA USA JPN 16 8th
11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones 11 Ret Ret 8 10 7 Ret 10 9 9 10 Ret Ret Ret 8 9
12 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Sato 13 13 9 Ret Ret 14 Ret 8 8 10
Flag of Hungary svg.png Zsolt Baumgartner 13 8
Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose 6 13 3 13†
2004 Jordan Grand Prix Jordan EJ14 Mercedes FO110Q AUS MAL BHR MON CAN USA CHN BRA ARG KOR JPN 3 9th
16 Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello 13 11 11 15 6 12 Ret Ret Ret C 10
17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones 14 Ret 14† 10 9 14 Ret 13 10 C Ret
2005 Jordan Grand Prix Jordan EJ15 Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 AUS MAL BHR SMR ESP MON EUR CAN USA FRA GBR GER HUN TUR ITA BEL BRA URU JPN CHN 16 8th
18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones 17 Ret 14 11 13 8 14 10 4 11 8 13 11 17 7 11 13 11 11 12
19 Flag of India svg.png Narain Karthikeyan 17 14 15 15 12 10 15 11 3 13 Ret 14 Ret 15 8 13 11 13 13
Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Christijan Albers 13
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