Brand new design for EJ13

After ending the 2002 season on an upbeat note, Jordan is already busy preparing for next year and is on track with plans for an all-new design for 2003 -- the EJ13. The car will not be an evolution of the 2002 EJ12, but will instead feature an ...

After ending the 2002 season on an upbeat note, Jordan is already busy preparing for next year and is on track with plans for an all-new design for 2003 -- the EJ13. The car will not be an evolution of the 2002 EJ12, but will instead feature an entirely new look. Built around the Ford Cosworth RS engine, the EJ13 has been evolving since the early summer, when the team negotiated a deal with Ford of Europe to secure the new engine supply.

Henri Durand, Jordan's Director of Design and Development, said, "We have created a brand new design concept for the EJ13. In addition, the Ford Cosworth engine is comprehensively different from the Honda we used this year, so there will have to be an entirely new chassis and a new gearbox before we can run it."

"Since June we have been planning a mid-January launch and to date everything is on schedule. When you have a radically different package, it's irrelevant and impractical to build an interim car -- something that is only done when you are keeping the basic ingredients the same."

"Also, teams generally build an interim car to test an engine which has got some risk of not performing adequately or reliably. We are totally confident that the Ford Cosworth engine we have next year will be one of the best on the grid and one of the most reliable. As a result we simply do not have any technical reason to build an interim car."

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