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Alesi rules out advisory role for Jordan

Frenchman Jean Alesi, who retired from Formula One at the end of last season, has said that he will not be taking any further role with Jordan Grand Prix. Alesi raced with Prost at the beginning of last year but made the switch to Jordan after...

Frenchman Jean Alesi, who retired from Formula One at the end of last season, has said that he will not be taking any further role with Jordan Grand Prix.

Alesi raced with Prost at the beginning of last year but made the switch to Jordan after the surprise sacking of Heinz Harald Frentzen. Once he announced his retirement there were suggestions that he might remain with the team in some kind of advisory capacity to his replacement Takuma Sato -- or possibly even take his place should the rookie fail to meet expectations. However Alesi has made it clear that such a role is not on the cards.

"We talked about it but when you look at what Sato is doing in the car, he’s not really uncomfortable at all." He said, "It would not be fair of me to keep a position with Jordan, whether he was OK or not, waiting to take his place."

Alesi will compete this year in the German touring car series DTM for Mercedes and he is focusing solely on that -- ruling out doing any testing for Jordan.

"I will not drive for Jordan" He stated, "I have a contract with Mercedes for the DTM. I will concentrate on doing my best for them."

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Series DTM , Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Jean Alesi