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Verstappen to test with Jordan in June 05 May 2004

Jos Verstappen (NED) Minardi.
Formula One World Championship, Rd13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, Hungary, 22 August 2003

Dutch driver Jos Verstappen had a seat fitting at the Jordan factory on Wednesday in preparation for a test drive with the team at Silverstone next month.

Verstappen was linked with a Jordan race drive before the start of this season and long-term personal backer Trust are also a Jordan sponsor this year.

The 2003 Minardi driver was accompanied on the visit by his manager Raymond Vermeulen, who explained: "People should not jump to any conclusions about this, it just follows on from the conversation that (Trust’s ) Michel Perridon and Eddie Jordan had earlier in Dordrecht, with Ian Phillips and me. It is good to see that Jos will be driving a F1 car again, and we look forward to seeing how the test goes and whether it helps for the future."

Of his Formula One return, Verstappen commented: "I still don't know what to expect from this test. We will see at the beginning of June. If everything goes as planned I will be testing for the whole day at Silverstone. But first let's concentrate on having my seat done.”

Team boss Eddie Jordan added: "I think it is fantastic that this test will offer Jos some attention in Formula One and I am happy that this has been done with the cooperation of our loyal sponsor Trust. I believe Jos has a future in Formula One and I hope that this test will be positive and helpful in some way with regards to that future."

Verstappen will test alone at Silverstone on June 1 and Jordan’s race drivers Nick Heidfeld and Giorgio Pantano will continue the three-day session on June 2 and 3 at the Northamptonshire circuit.