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Honorary OBE for Eddie Jordan 28 Mar 2012

Eddie Jordan (IRE) BBC Television Pundit.
Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, 18 March 2012

Ex-Formula One team owner Eddie Jordan has been awarded an honorary OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition of his services to charity and motor racing.

Irishman Jordan, 64, founded the team that bore his name (now Force India) in 1990. It went on to compete in 250 Grands Prix, winning four, before he sold out to the Midland Group in 2005. In addition to his charity work, Jordan is now best known as an F1 television pundit.

“What a wonderful moment in my life,” said Jordan of the news. “I am hugely surprised and greatly overjoyed to receive this magnificent honour, however it would not have been possible without the help of my family, the Jordan Grand Prix F1 team, CLIC Sargent and in more recent times the BBC F1 team.”

Jordan famously gave Michael Schumacher his F1 race debut at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix. He also gave Ayrton Senna and Damon Hill their first Formula Three drives.

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