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Wirdheim to test for Jordan at Indianapolis 23 Sep 2003

New F3000 Champion Bjorn Wirdheim (SWE) Arden International, has a seat fitting in the Jordan ready to take part in the Friday morning test session at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Formula One World Championship, Rd12, German Grand Prix, Hockenheim, Germany, 2 August 2003

Jordan have confirmed that 2003 Formula 3000 champion Bjorn Wirdheim will drive their third car in this Friday's private test session at Indianapolis.

Wirdheim got his first taste of the EJ13 recently when he tested for Jordan alongside Giancarlo Fisichella in the build up to the Italian Grand Prix.

"I'm delighted to give Bjorn this opportunity," said team boss Eddie Jordan. "He did a good job for us testing in Monza earlier this month and it's great to see top talent from the junior motorsport series proving themselves in Formula One.

"The last Swedish F1 driver, Stefan Johansson, was my team mate many years ago and I've always had links with Sweden, which is why I'm particularly pleased that we are able to work with Bjorn at this event."

Wirdheim missed out on chance to also test for BAR last week. His run with the team was postponed until October following Jenson Button's crash at Jerez.