JORDAN INTRODUCES JOHNNY HERBERT AS SPORTING RELATIONS MANAGER Jordan Grand Prix and Midland Group are proud to announce the appointment of former F1 driver Johnny Herbert to the position of Sporting Relations Manager, effective...
JORDAN INTRODUCES JOHNNY HERBERT AS SPORTING RELATIONS MANAGER
Jordan Grand Prix and Midland Group are proud to announce the appointment of former F1 driver Johnny Herbert to the position of Sporting Relations Manager, effective immediately.
The newly-created position, which reports directly to the Managing Director, encompasses a wide array of responsibilities relating to driver, media, partner and sponsor relations.
Mr. Herbert, who recently celebrated his 41st birthday, returns to the team he drove for in the British F3 Championship, which he won, and Formula 3000. Following graduation from the lower ranks, he went on to enjoy a Formula One career that spanned 11 years with the Benetton, Tyrrell, Lotus, Ligier, Sauber, Stewart, Jaguar and Arrows teams.
During that period, he participated in 161 races, scored 98 points and won 3 Grands Prix. Since retiring from Formula One, Mr. Herbert has concentrated on sports car racing, where he has emerged as a dominant force, adding the 2004 Le Mans Endurance Series Championship to his historic Le Mans victory in 1991 with Mazda.
Colin Kolles, Managing Director of Jordan Grand Prix, stated: "I am pleased to welcome Johnny to the team. His experience and knowledge of motorsport will be of great value to us as we continue learning and moving forward."
"He is also an extremely likeable character and someone we are proud to have as a representative of our team. His involvement will add a positive dimension to every aspect of our operation and we are all very happy to have him aboard."
Johnny Herbert, Sporting Relations Manager, commented: "It is an honour and a pleasure to be back in Formula One racing with a team I feel so familiar with. Although I never drove for Jordan in F1, it still feels like a homecoming of sorts."
"At the same time, I am excited about my new role and look forward to contributing as much as possible as the team repositions itself as Midland for the 2006 season. Management and I have discussed plans for the launch of Midland F1 and I'm thrilled to be involved at the inception of such a dynamic and ambitious project."