Jordan Ford welcomes today's announcement by the FIA that Giancarlo Fisichella has been reinstated to first place in last Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix, giving him his first career win in Formula One and Jordan its fourth Grand Prix victory on the...
Jordan Ford welcomes today's announcement by the FIA that Giancarlo Fisichella has been reinstated to first place in last Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix, giving him his first career win in Formula One and Jordan its fourth Grand Prix victory on the occasion of its 200th World Championship event.
Fisichella's victory is also an important milestone for Ford this being the 176th Grand Prix success for Ford Cosworth engines and the first win for the Blue Oval since its return to Formula One with Jordan this season.
"I am delighted for Giancarlo, the team, Ford and all our sponsors," said Eddie Jordan, Chief Executive of Jordan Grand Prix. "Sunday's race was absolutely thrilling and I am very grateful to the FIA for examining the results in such detail and acknowledging that the victory is Giancarlo's. It was a hazardous race and he demonstrated great talent and maturity, as did all the drivers. It was appropriate at the time, that concern and attention at the end of the race were focused on the serious accidents involving Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso, and I am relieved that both escaped injury."
"Obviously it's a shame that the results weren't accurately reported immediately as it would have been better if Giancarlo had been able to celebrate his first win in the normal fashion on the top step of the podium, but I hope that opportunity will come again soon. I would like to thank Giancarlo and every single person at Jordan and Ford for their efforts and congratulate them on our success. It is terrific news for us to record our fourth Grand Prix victory and it proves that we are still able to challenge the top teams. That's very satisfying for an independent team in today's environment."
Giancarlo Fisichella said "I am very happy that the FIA and everybody recognises that I won the Brazilian Grand Prix. I already thought this was the case, and the team believed it straight away and then in recent days when the evidence was examined, we knew it was true and hoped it would become official. It was very difficult for me with the confusion after the race, and I'm still disappointed that I didn't have my moment at the top of the podium, but I am pleased that it is clear now that I have won my first Grand Prix! I would like to thank the team and my loyal fans for all their support, and I'm looking forward to more podiums and wins in the future."
"Now I can't wait for the next Grand Prix because it will be fantastic to be in Italy, racing in front of fans at home. The atmosphere at Imola is always great, and it's a few years since an Italian driver won a Grand Prix so it's going to be even better this time. I'm proud to be starting my home Grand Prix as a race winner!"