Jordan denies Verstappen rumours

Jordan denies Verstappen rumours

Eddie Jordan has denied the rumours that he's looking to replace either Giorgio Pantano or Nick Heidfeld with Jos Verstappen. Jordan confirmed a sponsorship deal with Trust this week, the company that also sponsors Verstappen, and the rumour mill...

Eddie Jordan has denied the rumours that he's looking to replace either Giorgio Pantano or Nick Heidfeld with Jos Verstappen. Jordan confirmed a sponsorship deal with Trust this week, the company that also sponsors Verstappen, and the rumour mill suggested the Dutchman might finally get behind the wheel of one of the yellow cars. But Eddie Jordan said he is sticking with the drivers he's already got.

Eddie Jordan.
Photo by Dave Dyer.

Verstappen nearly clinched a deal with the team at the start of the season but negotiations fell through, with Jordan blaming Jos' management. "We tried very hard to put something together which, for a number of reasons, didn't happen," the team boss told Reuters about the previous talks with Verstappen.

"I have made my choice with the drivers I have, and that's what the contract says and that's what will continue."

Although Jordan isn't offering Verstappen a drive, he would like to help him find something elsewhere if he can. "I think he is a good driver and I'd like to help him if I can," he said

"He tried very hard to drive for us this year but, sometimes, right at the end, it doesn't happen. Having said that, there could be a testing agreement with somebody, there could be a big team needs a driver...if we can help him in any way we will do."

Trust and Verstappen had something of a disagreement after the Jordan deal fell through but the pair have now patched up their differences. The company also announced a sponsorship deal with Dutch DTM driver Christijan Albers recently.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Nick Heidfeld , Giorgio Pantano , Eddie Jordan
Teams Jordan