Jordan Silverstone test notes 2005-02-09

Jordan Grand Prix began its first test session of 2005 today with Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan sharing driving duties, Karthikeyan making his track debut as the first ever signed Formula One racing driver from India. Including mileage...

Jordan Grand Prix began its first test session of 2005 today with Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan sharing driving duties, Karthikeyan making his track debut as the first ever signed Formula One racing driver from India.

Including mileage at the shakedown earlier in the week, both drivers have now completed over 300km of test mileage, with almost 700km of trouble-free running for the Jordan Toyota EJ15 car.

Trevor Carlin, Sporting Director:

"The car has run faultlessly today. We clocked up over 400km in total, with Tiago starting off the day and handing over to Narain later on."

"It's positive that we've had good reliability and were able to cover plenty of mileage, and we are very impressed with how quickly both drivers have got back into the groove of driving racing cars after a couple of months out of them."

"They are both comfortable with the EJ15 and they are being sensible and not pushing to the limit at this stage. To be honest I think they are both enjoying it immensely! All credit to Jordan's factory staff and to Toyota for such a good reliability record on our first full day of testing."

Narain Karthikeyan:

"It went very well, we did lots of distance and I'm happy with the test so far. We had no major problems, and achieved my aim which was to complete 300km."

"Last time I drove a single-seater car was in November and the first thing I've driven on the circuit since then is a Formula One car! So it was very quick and very exciting this morning but I now I'm getting used to it and it's time to get on with the work."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Narain Karthikeyan , Trevor Carlin
Teams Carlin , Jordan