Eddie Jordan says Hill won't drive for his team

LONDON, August 27, 1997 (AP) - Eddie Jordan, boss of the Jordan Formula One racing team, has ruled out the possibility of Damon Hill joining his outfit next year and intends to keep the same lineup of Ralf Schumacher and Giancarlo...

LONDON, August 27, 1997 (AP) - Eddie Jordan, boss of the Jordan Formula One racing team, has ruled out the possibility of Damon Hill joining his outfit next year and intends to keep the same lineup of Ralf Schumacher and Giancarlo Fisichella. "In essence Fisichella and Ralf Schumacher are the drivers that we intend to start next season with," Jordan told Sky News. "We have got two contracts which we certainly believe are valid with the two drivers we have, and barring running three drivers, which is currently not in the rules, I would have to say there's no space for Damon." Hill, the defending world champion, recently rejected a $30- million Cdn, two-year deal with Sauber and an offer from McLaren of $3 million with a $1.5-million bonus for every victory. Last year Hill rejected an offer from Jordan before making a surprise move to Tom Walkinsaw's Arrows outfit. Hill has reached the podium just once with Arrows, finishing second behind former Williams teammate Jacques Villeneuve in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Ralf Schumacher , Jacques Villeneuve , Eddie Jordan
Teams Sauber , McLaren , Williams , Jordan