European GP: Jordan preview

Jordan Ford European Grand prix preview Gary Anderson, Director of Race and Testing Engineering: "Nürburgring has changed a lot over the years but it's a good track and enthusiasm is high in Germany because of the Schumacher brothers! It ...

Jordan Ford European Grand prix preview

Gary Anderson, Director of Race and Testing Engineering:

"Nürburgring has changed a lot over the years but it's a good track and enthusiasm is high in Germany because of the Schumacher brothers! It is quite demanding to get a good balance at this circuit as there are some quite long corners flowing into one another. In last year's European Grand Prix our cars ran into each other at the first corner so I would certainly hope we can improve on that result."

"We had a good tyre test with Bridgestone in preparation for this race and we will be using a tyre we haven't raced before, which we feel is reasonably good. We want to get ourselves back to scoring points, and we need to push pretty hard this weekend to achieve that."

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"Before my win in Brazil, the only time I was really close to winning a Grand Prix was Nürburgring in 1999. I led the race for a while before my headrest fell into the cockpit, disturbing my drive and forcing me off the road. So I have good and bad memories about this track. With our package at the moment it's probably a bit ambitious to hope for glory and I'm looking forward to the introduction of a new aerodynamic package next month."

"The car is not performing as consistently as I'd like and I always have to hope for cool or unusual conditions to see if we have a better chance. I know the team is working hard to give me a quicker car and this is keeping me well focused on my job."

Ralph Firman:

"I can't believe half the season has passed by already. I've done eight races in F1 and am starting to feel comfortable with the car and know how to find the limits quickly at each track. Just about every race is a new circuit for me so I'm still learning and hoping for results in the second half of the season. It's really important for me to score points regularly in the next few Grands Prix and I'm working hard with the team to make sure we're both in a position to do that."

Jost Capito, Director, Ford Team RS:

"The European Grand Prix marks the start of the second half of what has so far been a captivating season. Recent races have shown how nothing less than maximum effort will allow ourselves and the Jordan team to deliver our true potential. To help us in this task this weekend, we can expect plenty of vocal trackside support from many of our employees, who will make the trip from Ford of Europe's headquarters at Cologne to the Nürburgring."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Ralph Firman , Gary Anderson
Teams Jordan