The Canadian Grand Prix brought a disappointing double retirement for Jordan Ford, with both drivers withdrawing from the race on the same lap. Giancarlo Fisichella made an excellent start and had moved from 16th on the grid up to 8th position...
The Canadian Grand Prix brought a disappointing double retirement for Jordan Ford, with both drivers withdrawing from the race on the same lap. Giancarlo Fisichella made an excellent start and had moved from 16th on the grid up to 8th position when he came into pit on lap 21, however a gearbox problem ended his race when he was unable to select first gear after the pit stop. Ralph Firman started from the pit lane after refuelling and changing tyres at the race start and he subsequently progressed to 13th place from the back of the field, however on lap 21 his engine stopped because of an oil leak.
"I was having a great race but then I couldn't get first gear after the pit stop, I think it might be a problem with the gearbox. I worked with my engineer to get a good set-up and strategy and our pace was looking really good. I think it would have been easy to score points today, but unfortunately I stopped. I'm very disappointed."
"We decided to change the strategy to one stop and it seemed to be working out really well. I'm not quite sure what caused the failure but the engineers are looking into it. I'm disappointed as it looks like we would have been able to score points today and it's a real shame for the team that I wasn't able to finish."
Gary Anderson, Director of race and test engineering:
"We're disappointed, obviously, as I think we were doing a pretty reasonable job recovering from yesterday. Giancarlo had a problem with his gearbox and Ralph had an oil leak which caused an engine failure. I think we had the pace to score points in this race so it's a shame that both cars were forced to retire."
DNF (gearbox, lap 21)
CHASSIS NUMBER: EJ13-04
DNF (oil leak, lap 21)
CHASSIS NUMBER: EJ13-03