Hungarian GP: Jordan preview

Eddie Jordan calls urgently for unison on 2005 regulations: "The three-week gap between these two races - which is intended to give everyone working in Formula One time for a break - seems to have been dominated by driver movement issues....

Eddie Jordan calls urgently for unison on 2005 regulations:

"The three-week gap between these two races - which is intended to give everyone working in Formula One time for a break - seems to have been dominated by driver movement issues. However it is my hope that all the team principals can meet, putting aside our individual positions, to come up with a set of rules and regulations for 2005, in the interest of common sense, clarity and certainty."

"There would be nothing worse than failing to do that and having a set of regulations imposed on us in October, when, as everyone understands, it's too late. At least if we agree something now, we know where we are. In the meantime, at Jordan, travelling team members have had a short rest, and we have been extremely busy planning the next stage of the team's climb back up the grid."

Nick Heidfeld:

"My holiday time was spent at home in Switzerland which was very nice because of all the travel we do during the season. The weather was really good and I enjoyed doing a lot of training outdoors."

"Now I'm definitely looking forward to getting back into the car after a relatively long time away from racing. I'm excited about going to Hungary as it's a circuit I enjoy very much, it's quite a tight track and very technical - a little bit like Monaco but obviously without the city mixed in with the circuit itself. It's a Grand Prix venue with good feelings for me because I won my F3000 title here in 1999 and also I like the city very much, so I'm looking forward to the whole event."

Giorgio Pantano:

"I spent the break between races close to my home town, Padova. There is a beach there in the province of Venice called Sottomarina and I rented a small apartment and a little boat and just spent the days training on the beach early each morning and again in the evening, relaxing in-between training sessions. I like staying close to home because you never know if you might be needed by the team so it's best not to go too far away; also we spend a lot of time travelling around the world so it was great to spend some time at home."

"I am excited about the next race as it feels like a long time since the last one, and I have been to the Hungaroring before in F3000. I scored my first F3000 points here in 2001 and I like the track, although I know it's very difficult because the weather is always hot and humid which makes it physically challenging. It's a short track, quite technical, not as fast as some of the others and to be honest it's quite difficult to overtake - so it's very important to do well in qualifying."

Timo Glock:

"It has been relaxing to spend time at home during the last couple of weeks and I have enjoyed seeing some friends and family. I also concentrated on my fitness training and having a normal life for a short while! The time between races at this point in the season gives you a chance to reflect and evaluate how things are going."

"I think the first 12 races have been quite good and overall I'm pleased with my performances, which have been quite consistent with not too many mistakes. I have learnt a lot of F1 circuits, and the processes of working with the team and engineers. For the rest of the season I will be pushing harder to help the team with its free practice programme and also for me, to get good results in preparation for next year when I aim to get a race drive."

"I'm looking forward to learning the Hungaroring. I have never been there although I have been on holiday in Budapest before. I have been looking closely at the circuit on TV footage: it looks quite small with a lot of corners, and I think it will be very important to find a good tyre for the race distance."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Giorgio Pantano , Eddie Jordan , Timo Glock
Teams Jordan