Firman winning accolades

Ralph Firman has proved popular with the media since he signed with the team in February this year, which is great for Jordan, a team which relies on its fun and friendly profile. He is up for almost anything in the name of PR and has already swum...

Ralph Firman has proved popular with the media since he signed with the team in February this year, which is great for Jordan, a team which relies on its fun and friendly profile. He is up for almost anything in the name of PR and has already swum with sharks, flown in an aerobatic plane with the Royal Australian Air Force, driven a classic tractor and modelled clothes for Next, at the request of journalists and photographers.

But it seems that more importantly, his talent on the track is also winning support from the F1 media corps, with The Sun awarding him "Manoeuvre of the Race" on Monday for regaining his place from Trulli after the Italian passed on lap 21 of the Malaysian Grand Prix, and in the latest issue of Autocar, the magazine's Grand Prix editor has placed Firman joint first in his "parallel championship", with points awarded for sheer daring and bravery.

F1jordan.com says the young British-Irish rookie deserves the recognition. The gallant drive in fierce conditions in Malaysia, holding off experienced competition in the only car on a heavily-fuelled one-stop strategy, is a mere hint of his potential.

-jordan-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ralph Firman
Teams Jordan