200th race for Jordan 04 Apr 2003
Eddie Jordan is hoping more fervently than ever for some world championship points at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos this weekend: it's his team's 200th Formula One race.
After success in Formula Three and Formula 3000, Jordan made its debut at the US Grand Prix in Phoenix in March 1991. Bertrand Gachot scored its first points with fifth place in France, and later Alain Prost suggested that the Gary Anderson-designed 911 was "the car of the season." In Belgium, it launched the career of Michael Schumacher...
Since then, 24 drivers have raced for Jordan and the apogee of its career is three victories and third places in the world championships for drivers and constructors in 1999. It has finished in the top six in the constructors' championship for nine consecutive seasons.
"There have been some highs and lows in the 12 years that we've been in Formula One," Eddie Jordan said, "and I'm proud of my team and what we have achieved, against the odds. I've always said that the best times were firstly surviving 1991, our first season, and after that, of course, the race wins, particularly our 1-2 at Spa in 1998. Any team boss who's been up there with his driver on the winner's rostrum will tell you - once you've felt the thrill, you're addicted. I can't wait for that to return."