Jordan team boss optimistic for the 2005 season
In the first of a new series of exclusive team diaries, Eddie Jordan looks back on a busy few weeks, which have seen three drivers race for his team, with one of them, German Timo Glock, scoring two world championship points on his Grand Prix debut.
Six races in eight weeks has to be the toughest schedule any of us involved in Formula One has ever encountered and for a team the size of Jordan that has taken its toll in terms of performance.
With all the resources stretched just trying to keep the show on the road from Monaco through to the British Grand Prix unfortunately we haven't been able to develop the EJ14 as we needed to. In both France and Britain we dropped off the pace which was very disappointing.
As I write this we are testing at Silverstone with some new chassis components which look promising and we should have a new aero package ready for Spa. With the six-week testing ban effective during this time we will at least be able to catch up in the factory and start planning for 2005.
There are some very exciting and positive developments in the pipeline for next year which should enable us to get back to the front of the grid again and start doing what Jordan does best, rattling the cages of the big boys.
"Meanwhile we are just praying for a good wet race so that we can use our brilliant Bridgestone wets to get us a good points haul.
Eddie Jordan, Chief Executive