Doornbos to test Jordan at Jerez

Robert Doornbos will test for Jordan at Jerez this week, driving the interim 2005 chassis. Doornbos was third driver for Eddie Jordan's squad in the last three races of the season and already tested the interim car in the UK last month, prior to the Brazilian Grand Prix. It will be Jordan's first test outing of the winter season.

Robert Doornbos.
Photo by Jordan Grand Prix.

"I'm very proud to have been asked by the team to support them in their development programme for next year," said Doornbos. "In the last few weeks I've prepared myself both mentally as physically might such challenges arise."

"We plan to do a good amount of mileage this week in order to collect as much relevant technical data as possible. Therefore our focus will not go out to lap times as the new car will run with the new (restricted) 2005 aerodynamic package."

Eddie Jordan commented: "We were really very impressed with Robert's testing work with us at the last three Grands Prix of the 2004 season and I'm glad to see him continue work with us on the winter test programme."

The four-day test starts on Wednesday and DTM star Christijan Albers will be trying out for the Silverstone squad. It's been reported that Toyota's Ryan Briscoe has "withdrawn" from a test with Jordan but the Australian was not officially scheduled to test for the team anyway.