Jordan prepares to head for Canada

After testing at Silverstone this week, Jordan now faces the task of completing its car and equipment turnaround and packing everything ready for air freight to Montreal this weekend. Tim Edwards, Team Manager said, "The way the calendar has ...

After testing at Silverstone this week, Jordan now faces the task of completing its car and equipment turnaround and packing everything ready for air freight to Montreal this weekend.

Tim Edwards, Team Manager said, "The way the calendar has worked out we had the Monaco and European Grands Prix just one week apart, then a test at Silverstone the week afterwards followed by packing everything up for two 'flyaway' races a week apart in Canada and the USA. With four races and a test session in six weeks it's a lot of hard work for everyone involved."

"The American 'back-to-backer' is harder than the first one in Europe because after Monaco we had a van that came directly to the factory after the race with all the parts that needed rebuilding back at base, and then returned to Nurburgring in time for the Grand Prix there."

"We are a small, lean team so we have to strip down and reuse parts even in those circumstances whereas the bigger teams tend to be able to make enough parts to have extra supplies for these tight logistical situations. But when we go to Canada, obviously it's further from the factory which makes it a bit more difficult."

"We can't fly bits back to the factory so we have to bring extra people with us to turn parts around on site in Montreal and Indianapolis. The test at Silverstone has made it even tighter; all the parts on the test car have to be turned around overnight after the test ends and packed into air freight cases the next morning. Everybody works hard and long hours to get it done and we appreciate that."

-jordan-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Tim Edwards
Teams Jordan