Jordan Grand Prix

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Jordan
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Full nameJordan Grand Prix
Base Silverstone, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Founder(s) Eddie Jordan
Noted staff Gary Anderson
Adrian Burgess
Mike Gascoyne
Sam Michael
Rob Smedley
Noted drivers Flag of Brazil.svg Rubens Barrichello
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie Irvine
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Damon Hill
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martin Brundle
Flag of Germany.svg Nick Heidfeld
Flag of Germany.svg Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher
Flag of France.svg Jean Alesi
Flag of Germany.svg Ralf Schumacher
Flag of Italy.svg Jarno Trulli
Flag of Italy.svg Andrea de Cesaris
Flag of Italy.svg Giancarlo Fisichella

Flag of Portugal.svg Tiago Monteiro
Flag of India.svg Narain Karthikeyan
Next name Midland F1 Racing
Formula One World Championship career
First entry 1991 United States Grand Prix
Races entered250
Constructors'
Championships
0
Drivers'
Championships
0
Race victories 4
Podiums19
Pole positions 2
Fastest laps 2
Final entry 2005 Chinese Grand Prix

Jordan Grand Prix was a Formula One constructor that competed from 1991 to 2005. The team is named after Irish businessman and founder Eddie Jordan. Jordan and his team were well known for an easygoing attitude which added colour and character to Formula One in the 1990s. The team was based at Silverstone, UK but raced with the Irish licence. [1]

Formula One is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group. The FIA Formula One World Championship has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. The word "formula" in the name refers to the set of rules to which all participants' cars must conform. A Formula One season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, which take place worldwide on purpose-built circuits and on public roads.

Eddie Jordan Irish former motorsport team boss

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In early 2005, the team was sold to Midland Group, who competed for one final season as 'Jordan', before renaming the team as MF1 Racing for the 2006 season, before being sold later in 2006 to Dutch car manufacturer Spyker to become Spyker F1 for 2007, and then sold again to become Force India in 2008. In 2018, as a result of the financial collapse of the Force India team, and its subsequent buyout by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, the team's FIA entry was not transferred, and the Jordan Grand Prix's original entry was finally excluded from the sport. [2]

The Midland Group is an international trading and investment holding company. Registered in Guernsey under the name Midland Resources Holding Ltd, the group owns a number of subsidiaries across the agriculture, manufacturing, real estate, shipping and steel industries. The group's co-founders are billionaires Alexander Shnaider (chairman), a Russian-born Canadian national, and Ukrainian-born Eduard Shifrin of London, UK.

Midland F1 Racing

Midland F1 Racing was a Formula One constructor and racing team. It competed in the 2006 Formula One season with drivers Christijan Albers and Tiago Monteiro. The team was created by the renaming of Jordan Grand Prix after its purchase by Canadian businessman, and owner of the Midland Group, Alex Shnaider. The team was registered as the first Russian Formula One team, reflecting Shnaider's roots, although it continued to be based in the United Kingdom, at Jordan's Silverstone factory. Towards the end of the 2006 season, the team was sold to Spyker Cars N.V.; the team raced in its last three Grands Prix under the official name Spyker MF1 Racing. In 2007, the team competed as Spyker F1, and in 2008 was sold to Indian businessman Vijay Mallya and was renamed Force India F1.

2006 Formula One World Championship sports season

The 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 60th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 57th FIA Formula One World Championship which began on 12 March and ended on 22 October after eighteen races. The Drivers' Championship was won by Fernando Alonso of Renault for the second year in a row, with Alonso becoming the youngest ever double world champion at the time. Then-retiring multiple world champion Michael Schumacher of Scuderia Ferrari finished runner-up, 13 points behind. The Constructors' Championship was won by Renault, which defeated Ferrari by five points.

Early history

Eddie Jordan, who was bitten by the karting bug in Jersey in 1970, [3] had a brief stint as a race driver in the late 1970s before founding Eddie Jordan Racing in the early 1980s. The team first came to prominence in the 1983 British Formula Three championship with a duel between one-time Jordan test driver[ citation needed ] Ayrton Senna and Jordan-Ralt driver Martin Brundle. Brundle was edged out by the Brazilian at the last round of the championship. The team graduated to International Formula 3000 for 1988, winning its first race in the category with Johnny Herbert. In 1989, Jordan won the F3000 drivers' championship with future Formula One star Jean Alesi. The team also ran future F1 drivers such as Martin Donnelly and Eddie Irvine in F3000.

The 1983 British Formula Three Championship was the 33rd season of the British Formula Three Championship, starting at Silverstone on 6 March and concluding at Thruxton on 23 October after 20 races.

Formula Three race car class

Formula Three, also called Formula 3 or F3, is a class of open-wheel formula racing. The various championships held in Europe, Australia, South America and Asia form an important step for many prospective Formula One drivers. Formula Three has traditionally been regarded as the first major stepping stone for F1 hopefuls – it is typically the first point in a driver's career at which most drivers in the series are aiming at professional careers in racing rather than being amateurs and enthusiasts. F3 is not cheap, but is regarded as a key investment in a young driver's future career. Success in F3 can lead directly to a Formula 2 seat or even a Formula One test or race seat.

Formula One

The beginning

Bertrand Gachot giving Jordan its F1 debut at the 1991 United States Grand Prix. Bertrand Gachot 1991 USA.jpg
Bertrand Gachot giving Jordan its F1 début at the 1991 United States Grand Prix.

Jordan's success in lower formulae inspired the creation of a Formula One programme for the 1991 season and a change of name to Jordan Grand Prix. The first driver to test a Jordan F1 car was veteran Ulsterman John Watson. Jordan hired Italian veteran Andrea de Cesaris and Belgian Bertrand Gachot to race his first cars, which were powered by Ford. The team had a very solid debut finishing 5th in the Constructors' Championship, with de Cesaris finishing 9th in the Drivers' Championship. De Cesaris ran second for much of the Belgian Grand Prix, and was actually gaining on leader Ayrton Senna until the car failed in the closing laps. Gachot failed to end the season after being sent to prison for attacking a taxi driver. Gachot was replaced for the Belgian Grand Prix by Michael Schumacher, for whom the team received $150,000 from Mercedes-Benz who were keen to give their young German sportscar star experience of Grand Prix racing in readiness for the firm's future F1 ambitions. [4] Despite Jordan's signed agreement in principle with Mercedes for the remainder of the season, Schumacher was signed by Benetton-Ford for the following race. Jordan applied for an injunction in the UK courts to prevent Schumacher driving for Benetton, but lost the case as they had not yet signed a contract. [5] Future Champ Car title winner Alex Zanardi and ousted Benetton driver Roberto Moreno filled the second car afterwards. Success for Jordan literally came at a high price. The team was forced to switch to cheaper Yamaha engines for the 1992 season. With Maurício Gugelmin and Stefano Modena driving, the team struggled badly and failed to score a point until the final race of the season.

1991 Formula One World Championship sports season

The 1991 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 45th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1991 Formula One World Championship for Drivers and the 1991 Formula One World Championship for Constructors, which were contested concurrently over a sixteen-race series that commenced on 10 March and ended on 3 November. Ayrton Senna won his third and last Drivers' Championship, and McLaren-Honda won their fourth consecutive Constructors' Championship. Senna won seven of the sixteen races; his main challenger for the title was Nigel Mansell, who won five races in his first season back at Williams. Senna's fierce rival Alain Prost failed to win a race with Ferrari and was fired before the end of the season due to a dispute with the team. 1991 also saw the debuts of future world champions Michael Schumacher and Mika Häkkinen, as well as the retirement of three-time champion Nelson Piquet.

John Watson (racing driver) British racecar driver

John Marshall Watson, is a British former racing driver and current commentator from Northern Ireland. He competed in Formula One, winning five Grands Prix and was third in the 1982 championship. He also competed in the World Sportscar Championship finishing second in the 1987 championship. After his retirement from motorsport, he became a commentator for Eurosport's coverage of Formula One from 1990 to 1996. He currently commentates on the Blancpain GT Series.

Italy republic in Southern Europe

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Italian Alps and surrounded by several islands. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea and traversed along its length by the Apennines, Italy has a largely temperate seasonal climate. The country covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and shares open land borders with France, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and a maritime exclave in the Tunisian Sea (Lampedusa). With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the fourth-most populous member state of the European Union.

1993 saw further changes, with the team again changing engine suppliers, this time to Hart. Again, the season started with two new drivers, Ivan Capelli and Brazilian rookie Rubens Barrichello. Capelli left after two races and Barrichello saw five other drivers become teammates of his during the 1993 campaign. Jordan only had moderate improvement, scoring three points. Signs of stability were beginning to show near the end of the season when Barrichello was joined by Eddie Irvine, a former Jordan driver in F3000. The Ulsterman finished sixth and secured a point on his debut Formula One race at Suzuka. It was further memorable because Irvine unlapped himself against McLaren's Ayrton Senna, in order to overtake Damon Hill. After the race finished, an incensed Senna, infuriated by what he deemed as unsafe racing by Irvine in poor weather conditions stormed into the Jordan garage and punched Irvine in the face after Irvine pushed him in a heated discussion in which both drivers lost their temper. [6]

1993 Formula One World Championship sports season

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Ivan Capelli racecar driver

Ivan Franco Capelli is an Italian former Formula One driver. He participated in 98 Grands Prix, debuting on 6 October 1985. He achieved three podiums, and scored a total of 31 championship points. From 1997 until 2018 he was a Formula One commentator on the Italian TV station Rai 1.

Rubens Barrichello Brazilian racing driver

Rubens "Rubinho" Gonçalves Barrichello, born 23 May 1972, is a Brazilian racing driver who competed in Formula One between 1993 and 2011, scoring 11 Grand Prix wins and 68 podiums.

Barrichello and Irvine returned for the 1994 season, as did the Hart engines, but Irvine had a bad start to the season, earning a three-race ban for reckless driving. Barrichello earned the team their first top three finish in Japan at the Pacific Grand Prix, but was nearly killed during the following race in San Marino following a frightening qualifying crash. The team overcame these difficulties and returned to their initial form as they finished fifth in the Constructors' Championship again. Barrichello earned Jordan's first pole position after a gamble during a wet qualifying session in Belgium, and finished 6th in the Drivers' Championship with 19 points. This achievement stunned the Formula 1 big teams given the fact that a team with such a low budget with an engine designed and built by Darrell O'Brien/Hart Engineering achieved 5th in the Constructors' Championship with 28 points.

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Eddie Irvine driving for Jordan at the 1995 British Grand Prix. Eddie Irvine 1995 Britain.jpg
Eddie Irvine driving for Jordan at the 1995 British Grand Prix.

Jordan switched to Peugeot power in 1995. During the Canadian Grand Prix that year, both Barrichello and Irvine finished on the podium, finishing second and third respectively. It was the highlight to an unspectacular but relatively solid year for Jordan, as they hung around mid-pack to finish 6th in the Championship.

Eddie Jordan, founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, greets the fans in Montreal in 1996 Eddie Jordan 1996.jpg
Eddie Jordan, founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, greets the fans in Montreal in 1996

When Irvine left in 1996 to become Michael Schumacher's teammate at Ferrari, Jordan replaced him with veteran Martin Brundle, the ex-Le Mans winner and World Sportscar Champion. The team failed to make the podium, but both drivers managed to score a string of fourth-place finishes as the team scored yet another 5th among the constructors. 1996 also saw the team adopt their bright-yellow color scheme which would become their trademark.

Late 1990s ascent

Jordan introduced nose arts from 1997 to 2001, their snake mascot Hissing Sid in the first year. Jordan 197 Peugeot museum.jpg
Jordan introduced nose arts from 1997 to 2001, their snake mascot Hissing Sid in the first year.

1997 saw the departure of both drivers from the previous year. Barrichello left for the newly formed Stewart Grand Prix, whilst Brundle became a Formula One commentator for ITV. Jordan replaced them with Italian Giancarlo Fisichella, who had raced for Minardi the previous year, and young Ralf Schumacher, Michael's brother. Again, the team finished 5th in the Championship, with Fisichella achieving two podium finishes. At Hockenheim, Fisichella had led the race, but lost out to Gerhard Berger before retiring when a puncture holed his car's radiator. The Italian's other highlight was scoring the fastest race lap at the Spanish Grand Prix. A lowlight of the season came in Argentina when Ralf Schumacher took out his Italian teammate during the race, which was tempered by Ralf's first podium.

In 1998, the team made its biggest signing as former World Champion Damon Hill, a graduate of Jordan's F3000 programme, replaced Fisichella. The team also replaced its Peugeots, which went to Prost, with Mugen Honda motors. Up to the halfway point of the season, Jordan had failed to score a single point due to reliability problems. At that point, they signed Mike Gascoyne from Tyrrell to bolster the technical team and long-standing technical director Gary Anderson resigned a few months after. [7] [8] Things improved greatly towards the end of the season and at that year's rain-soaked Belgian Grand Prix in which only six cars finished, Hill earned Jordan their first ever Formula One win, which was also Hill's 22nd career Grand Prix victory. Ralf Schumacher sweetened the victory by finishing second. Hill finished 6th in the drivers' standings with Ralf 10th. Hill's last lap, last-corner move on Heinz-Harald Frentzen at Suzuka enabled him to finish the race in fourth and also earned Jordan fourth in the Constructors' Championship for 1998 (this was tempered by speculation that Frentzen had "gifted" the place to Hill, the German having confirmed a move to Jordan for 1999, after a tumultuous career with Williams).

The 1999 season was Jordan's most successful in F1, with Heinz-Harald Frentzen winning two races. The team finished third in the Constructors' Championship. Heinz-Harald Frentzen 1999 Canada.jpg
The 1999 season was Jordan's most successful in F1, with Heinz-Harald Frentzen winning two races. The team finished third in the Constructors' Championship.

With Frentzen and Ralf Schumacher swapping teams for 1999 (Frentzen at Jordan and Ralf at Williams), the season would turn out to be a nightmare for Hill, who was to retire at the end of the season. However, Frentzen's season was immensely successful, with the German earning two victories and a pole position. For a short while Frentzen had entertained thoughts of a world title, but poor luck and greater speed from McLaren and Ferrari ended his hopes. Frentzen finished third in the Drivers' Championship and the team also finished third amongst the Constructors'. 1999 was to be the team's finest season.

Results of crisis

Noses and front wings in the Jordan garages at the 2005 United States Grand Prix Jordan noses and front wings.jpg
Noses and front wings in the Jordan garages at the 2005 United States Grand Prix

For 2000 Hill was replaced by Jarno Trulli, fresh from a couple of years at Prost and Minardi. His qualifying speed in particular impressed, but he was unable to score a podium. Frentzen was unable to replicate the success of 1999 and the team slipped back to 6th in the Constructors' Championship. The team had been on course for major points at Monaco, but poor luck intervened: Trulli was ahead of eventual winner David Coulthard until his engine expired, while Frentzen running in second place hit the wall at Sainte Devote with only eight laps to go.

Both drivers returned to start 2001 and Jordan switched to works Honda engines which were already being supplied to rival team BAR. This led to a battle for the right to use the Honda engines in the long term. Frentzen was released from the team in mid-season, a series of disagreements with team boss Eddie Jordan a possible explanation. Jordan himself has said that he dropped Frentzen to bring in Takuma Sato for 2002, an attempt to satisfy Honda. Frentzen was replaced by test driver Ricardo Zonta at the German Grand Prix, but from thereafter Jean Alesi, in the final stages of his Formula One career, took the seat. Amidst all the turmoil, Trulli finished in the points four times, and the team finished 5th in the Constructors' Championship for the fifth time, ahead of rivals BAR.

Takuma Sato driving for the Jordan Grand Prix team at Indianapolis in 2002. Jordan GP 2002 sato.jpg
Takuma Sato driving for the Jordan Grand Prix team at Indianapolis in 2002.

Jordan re-organised in 2002, with Fisichella returning and Takuma Sato joining the team, thanks in no small part to Honda's influence. Due to a drop in sponsorship money the team slipped backwards. Fisichella often qualified well, a sixth place on the grid in Montreal surprising many onlookers.[ citation needed ] Yet results-wise, the Italian had to make do with a trio of fifth places and a sixth place from Hungary. Sato showed flashes of promise, but managed just two points at his home race. Despite the drop in form, Jordan still managed sixth in the championship, two places ahead of main rivals BAR. For 2003, Honda left Jordan to concentrate on their partnership with BAR. Jordan had to make do with Ford Cosworth engines, and the season was not regarded as a success. Despite beating only Minardi to score 9th in the standings, Jordan won in 2003. This came under bizarre circumstances in the Brazilian Grand Prix which took place in heavy rain. Following a massive accident on the start/finish straight, the race was red flagged and stopped. After some initial confusion, Giancarlo Fisichella was initially ruled to have finished second behind Kimi Räikkönen who took the top step on the podium. However, an FIA inquiry several days later led to Fisichella being officially declared the winner of his first F1 race. Fisichella was therefore unable to celebrate his first career victory on the top step of the podium, although he and Räikkönen swapped their drivers' trophies in an impromptu ceremony at the following race in San Marino, while McLaren's Ron Dennis handed over the constructors' trophy to Eddie Jordan. Aside from the opportunistic win, neither Fisichella nor rookie teammate Ralph Firman were able to achieve any sort of success in their EJ13s. After Firman was injured in practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix Jordan fielded the first ever Hungarian Formula One driver, Zsolt Baumgartner. Firman returned for the final two events, but was unable to add to the point he won in Spain. Fisichella only managed two points on top of his victory and unhappy at the team's form he departed for Sauber.

In June 2003 Jordan sued mobile phone company Vodafone for £150 million, claiming that the company had made a verbal contract for a three-year sponsorship, then given it to Ferrari instead. Jordan withdrew the action two months later, agreeing to pay Vodafone's costs. This was a double financial blow from which the team did not recover. The judge was highly critical of Eddie Jordan, branding the allegations against Vodafone "without foundation and false". [9]

Nick Heidfeld driving for Jordan at the 2004 Canadian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld 2004 Canada cropped.jpg
Nick Heidfeld driving for Jordan at the 2004 Canadian Grand Prix.

In 2004, Jordan struggled financially, and their status for the future was questionable. The team fielded German Nick Heidfeld, formerly of Sauber and Prost, and Italian rookie Giorgio Pantano. Ex-F3000 champion Heidfeld showed promise, but could not achieve many good results due to the car's initial pace being poor. Pantano's season was dogged by sponsorship problems. He missed Canada due to a lack of funding, with Timo Glock stepping in to replace him. Glock managed to score two points on his debut, finishing just ahead of Heidfeld, although these had been earned after the two Toyota and Williams cars had been disqualified for brake duct irregularities. Later in the season, Glock replaced Pantano permanently. As in the previous season, the team finished ahead of only Minardi at the bottom of the constructors standings.

Sale to Midland Group

After Ford's decision to put Cosworth up for sale, Jordan had been left without an engine deal for 2005. However, at short notice, Toyota agreed to supply Jordan with engines identical to those in the works Toyota cars. At the beginning of 2005, the team was sold to the Midland Group for US $60 million.

Tiago Monteiro at the 2005 United States Grand Prix. Monteiro (Jordan) qualifying at USGP 2005.jpg
Tiago Monteiro at the 2005 United States Grand Prix.

The Jordan name was retained for the 2005 season, before being changed to Midland MF1 Racing for the 2006 season. Throughout 2005, journalists questioned whether Midland were in Formula One for the long haul. Rumours circulated throughout the season that the team was for sale, and that former driver Eddie Irvine was interested in buying them. The year also saw the debut of two new rookie drivers, Narain Karthikeyan and Tiago Monteiro. 2005 merely confirmed Jordan's status at the back of the grid. A final podium came in the highly controversial race at Indianapolis, with Monteiro leading home a Jordan 3–4. Monteiro managed an excellent eighth place at Spa in wet conditions to give the team its last ever point. The final race for the team saw a low-key exit, with Monteiro finishing 11th and Karthikeyan crashing out spectacularly. Over the years Jordan introduced many star names to the sport, something that will not be forgotten. Jordan also has a link with the leading German drivers of the era, with Michael Schumacher, Ralf Schumacher, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Timo Glock and Nick Heidfeld all driving for the outfit.

Sponsorship

From 1996 to 2005, Benson & Hedges was the primary sponsor of Jordan. At races where the ban on cigarette advertising was in force, the name was replaced by "Bitten & Hisses" (in 1997 when Jordan's mascot was the snake Hissing Sid) or the names of the team's drivers, Giancarlo Fisichella and Ralf Schumacher, with additional 'S's, "Buzzin Hornets" (while the mascot was an unnamed hornet from 1998 to 2000), "Bitten Heroes" (during 2001, when the team's mascot was a shark), and from 2002 to 2005 'Be On Edge' (BENSON & HEDGES). It was in the sponsor's first year that the team coloured their cars in the gold of their cigarette packet and then switched to yellow after that.

For 2002, title sponsorship went to delivery company DHL, before reverting to Benson & Hedges.

EJ-10

EJ-10 was an energy drink marketed by the Jordan Formula One team. The energy drink was heavily advertised as free of caffeine and taurine to avoid a sugar crash, and as having a fruity flavor and providing energy for up to 90 minutes. It was sold in bright yellow 250 mL and 380 mL bottles, decorated to evoke the image of Jordan's Formula One cars. [10] Jordan Grand Prix used the Sutherland Hawes design agency to create and market the energy drink. [11] At the height of its popularity EJ-10 was available around the world, including Ireland, Germany, Colombia, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico. [12] [13]

In 2002, the 380 ml bottles of EJ-10 were recalled in Ireland after it was discovered it contained unacceptable levels of benzene. [14]

V-10 is a spinoff of EJ-10; it retains the basic formula but adds vodka. [15]

Books

A number of books have been published that gave an insight into Jordan Grand Prix. The most in-depth was the 1994 book Race Without End. Written by F1 veteran Maurice Hamilton, it tells the story of Jordan Grand Prix's 1993 season. [16]

Racing record

(Bold indicates championships won.)

YearNameCarEngineTyresNo.DriversPointsWCC
1991 Flag of Ireland.svg Team 7Up Jordan 191 Ford HB4 3.5 V8 G 32.
32.
32.
32.
33.
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Bertrand Gachot
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher
Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto Moreno
Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Zanardi
Flag of Italy.svg Andrea de Cesaris
135th
1992 Flag of Ireland.svg Sasol Jordan 192 Yamaha OX99 3.5 V12 G 32.
33.
Flag of Italy.svg Stefano Modena
Flag of Brazil.svg Maurício Gugelmin
111th
1993 Flag of Ireland.svg Sasol Jordan 193 Hart 1035 3.5 V10 G 14.
15.
15.
15.
15.
15.
Flag of Brazil.svg Rubens Barrichello
Flag of Italy.svg Ivan Capelli
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Thierry Boutsen
Flag of Italy.svg Marco Apicella
Flag of Italy.svg Emanuele Naspetti
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie Irvine
311th
1994 Flag of Ireland.svg Sasol Jordan 194 Hart 1035 3.5 V10 G 14.
15.
15.
15.
Flag of Brazil.svg Rubens Barrichello
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie Irvine
Flag of Japan.svg Aguri Suzuki
Flag of Italy.svg Andrea de Cesaris
285th
1995 Flag of Ireland.svg Total Jordan Peugeot 195 Peugeot A10 3.0 V10 G 14.
15.
Flag of Brazil.svg Rubens Barrichello
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie Irvine
216th
1996 Flag of Ireland.svg Benson & Hedges Jordan Peugeot 196 Peugeot A12 EV5 3.0 V10 G 11.
12.
Flag of Brazil.svg Rubens Barrichello
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martin Brundle
225th
1997 Flag of Ireland.svg Benson & Hedges Jordan Peugeot 197 Peugeot A14 3.0 V10 G 11.
12.
Flag of Germany.svg Ralf Schumacher
Flag of Italy.svg Giancarlo Fisichella
335th
1998 Flag of Ireland.svg Benson & Hedges Jordan 198 Mugen-Honda MF-301 HC 3.0 V10 G 9.
10.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Damon Hill
Flag of Germany.svg Ralf Schumacher
344th
1999 Flag of Ireland.svg Benson & Hedges Jordan 199 Mugen-Honda MF-301 HD 3.0 V10 B 7.
8.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Damon Hill
Flag of Germany.svg Heinz-Harald Frentzen
613rd
2000 Flag of Ireland.svg Benson & Hedges Jordan EJ10
EJ10B
Mugen-Honda MF-301 HE 3.0 V10 B 5.
6.
Flag of Germany.svg Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Flag of Italy.svg Jarno Trulli
176th
2001 Flag of Ireland.svg Benson & Hedges Jordan Honda EJ11 Honda RA001E 3.0 V10 B 11.
11.
11./12.
12.
Flag of Germany.svg Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Flag of Brazil.svg Ricardo Zonta
Flag of Italy.svg Jarno Trulli
Flag of France.svg Jean Alesi
195th
2002 Flag of Ireland.svg DHL Jordan Honda EJ12 Honda RA002E 3.0 V10 B 9.
10.
Flag of Italy.svg Giancarlo Fisichella
Flag of Japan.svg Takuma Sato
96th
2003 Flag of Ireland.svg Jordan Ford EJ13 Ford RS1 3.0 V10 B 11.
12.
12.
Flag of Italy.svg Giancarlo Fisichella
Flag of Ireland.svg Ralph Firman
Flag of Hungary.svg Zsolt Baumgartner
139th
2004 Flag of Ireland.svg Jordan Ford EJ14 Ford RS2 3.0 V10 B 18.
19.
19.
Flag of Germany.svg Nick Heidfeld
Flag of Italy.svg Giorgio Pantano
Flag of Germany.svg Timo Glock
59th
2005 Flag of Ireland.svg Jordan Grand Prix EJ15
EJ15B
Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 B 18.
19.
Flag of Portugal.svg Tiago Monteiro
Flag of India.svg Narain Karthikeyan
129th

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1999 French Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 1999

The 1999 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 27 June 1999 at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours near Magny-Cours, France. It was the seventh race of the 1999 Formula One season. The 72-lap race was won by Heinz-Harald Frentzen driving a Jordan car after starting from fifth position. Mika Häkkinen finished second driving for McLaren, with Rubens Barrichello finishing third for the Stewart team. The remaining points-scoring positions were filled by Ralf Schumacher (Williams), Michael Schumacher (Ferrari), Eddie Irvine (Ferrari).

1999 Italian Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 1999

The 1999 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 12 September 1999 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza near Monza, Italy. It was the thirteenth race of the 1999 Formula One World Championship.

1999 European Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 1999

The 1999 European Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 26 September 1999 at the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Germany. It was the fourteenth race of the 1999 FIA Formula One World Championship. The 66-lap race was won by Johnny Herbert, driving a Stewart-Ford, with Jarno Trulli second in a Prost-Peugeot and Herbert's teammate Rubens Barrichello third.

2000 French Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 2000

The 2000 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 2 July 2000 at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours, Burgundy, France. It was the ninth race of the 2000 Formula One season and the 86th French Grand Prix. The 72-lap race was won by McLaren driver David Coulthard after starting from second position. His teammate Mika Häkkinen finished second with Rubens Barrichello third for the Ferrari team.

2000 Austrian Grand Prix

The 2000 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 16 July 2000 at the A1-Ring near Spielberg, Styria, Austria. It was the tenth round of the 2000 Formula One season and the 24th Austrian Grand Prix. The 71-lap race was won by McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen after starting from pole position. His teammate David Coulthard finished second with Rubens Barrichello third for the Ferrari team.

2000 German Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 2000

The 2000 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 30 July 2000 at the Hockenheimring near Hockenheim, Germany. It was the eleventh round of the 2000 Formula One season and the 62nd German Grand Prix. The 45-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Rubens Barrichello after starting from 18th position. Mika Häkkinen finished second for the McLaren team with teammate David Coulthard third.

2000 Belgian Grand Prix Formula One motor race

The 2000 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 27 August 2000 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium. It was the thirteenth race of the 2000 Formula One season, and the 58th Belgian Grand Prix. The 44-lap race was won by McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen, who started from the pole position. Michael Schumacher finished second in a Ferrari, and Williams driver Ralf Schumacher was third.

2000 Italian Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 2000

The 2000 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 10 September 2000 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza near Monza, Lombardy, Italy. It was the fourteenth race of the 2000 Formula One season and the 71st Italian Grand Prix. The 53-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher after starting from pole position. Mika Häkkinen finished second in a McLaren car with Ralf Schumacher third for the Williams team.

2000 United States Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 2000

The 2000 United States Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 24 September 2000 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the fifteenth race of the 2000 Formula One season and the 34th United States Grand Prix. The 73-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher after starting from pole position. His teammate Rubens Barrichello finished second with Jordan driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen third.

2001 San Marino Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 2001

The 2001 San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy on 15 April 2001. It was the fourth race of the 2001 Formula One season. The 62-lap race was won by Ralf Schumacher driving a Williams-BMW after starting from third position. David Coulthard, who started the Grand Prix from pole position, finished second in a McLaren-Mercedes, while Rubens Barrichello finished third in a Ferrari. Schumacher's win was the first of his Formula One career and the first for Williams since Jacques Villeneuve won the 1997 Luxembourg Grand Prix. The race also represented the first win for French tyre manufacturer Michelin in Formula One since the 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix and the first race since the 1998 Italian Grand Prix not won by Bridgestone.

2001 Spanish Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 2001

The 2001 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 29 April 2001 at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. It was the fifth round of the 2001 Formula One season. The 65-lap race was won by Michael Schumacher driving a Ferrari car after starting from pole position. Juan Pablo Montoya finished second driving a Williams car with Jacques Villeneuve third for the BAR team.

2002 Japanese Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 2002

The 2002 Japanese Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Suzuka on 13 October 2002. It was the seventeenth and final race of the 2002 FIA Formula One World Championship.

2000 Formula One World Championship sports season

The 2000 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 54th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It commenced on 12 March and ended on 22 October after seventeen races. Michael Schumacher became Ferrari's first World Drivers' Champion for 21 years having clinched the Drivers' title at the penultimate race of the season. Ferrari successfully defended its Constructors' title. This season marked the first for future world champion Jenson Button.

1998 Formula One World Championship sports season

The 1998 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 52nd season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1998 FIA Formula One World Championship which commenced on 8 March and ended on 1 November after sixteen races. The Drivers' Championship was won by Mika Häkkinen and the Constructors' Championship was awarded to McLaren-Mercedes.

1997 Formula One World Championship sports season

The 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 51st season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship, which commenced on 9 March and ended on 26 October after seventeen races. The Drivers' Championship was won by Jacques Villeneuve and the Constructors' Championship was awarded to Williams-Renault.

Jordan 199 racing automobile

The Jordan 199 was the car with which the Jordan Formula One team used to compete in the 1999 Formula One season. It was driven by 1996 World Champion Damon Hill, who had won the team's first Grand Prix in Belgium the previous season, and Heinz-Harald Frentzen, who was swapped with Williams in favour of Ralf Schumacher. The car was also driven by test drivers Tomáš Enge and Shinji Nakano. It was designed by technical director Mike Gascoyne and his assistant Tim Holloway.

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