EJ13 debuts at Barcelona

Giancarlo Fisichella started Jordan Ford's pre-season test programme today in wet conditions at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. The team did a few installation laps in the morning before a minor fuel leak caused an engine bay fire. The team...

Giancarlo Fisichella started Jordan Ford's pre-season test programme today in wet conditions at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. The team did a few installation laps in the morning before a minor fuel leak caused an engine bay fire. The team spent the next few hours repairing the car and after more installation laps late in the afternoon, a frustrating gearbox problem cut short the day's testing.

Jordan-Ford EJ13 first test: Giancarlo Fisichella.
Photo by Jordan Grand Prix.
Gary Anderson, Director of Race and Test Engineering:

"The track was wet this morning and we lost most of the day repairing damage from the fire. Giancarlo completed about 15 laps although no timed laps in the dry. Some of these things shouldn't happen, but testing is like that and you just have to accept it. I'm impressed with what the car's like and it was good to get the testing programme proper off the ground so we can start addressing these little troubles."

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"We did a few installation laps this morning in the wet and just two fairly gentle timed laps. We had a problem quite early on which meant we couldn't run until late this afternoon and I only got a couple of laps before a problem with the gearbox stopped us again. It's difficult to get a proper impression of the car on a day like this but I feel there's quite a good response from the car and engine. Let's wait until later in the week to evaluate it properly."


Driver: Giancarlo Fisichella
Chassis: EJ13/02

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Gary Anderson
Teams Jordan