Jordan on Alesi signing

When did Jordan first begin talks with Alesi? 'There has not been a year which goes by when Jean does not come to talk to me about driving for Jordan,' said Eddie Jordan. 'We are old friends, so this is normal. But we only struck this deal once...

When did Jordan first begin talks with Alesi?

'There has not been a year which goes by when Jean does not come to talk to me about driving for Jordan,' said Eddie Jordan. 'We are old friends, so this is normal. But we only struck this deal once Jean was free to join Jordan. Alain Prost and I are also very good friends and it is important to make clear that there is absolutely no animosity over the course of events which have lead to Jean joining Jordan.'

Was Frentzen sacked to put Alesi in the car?

Absolutely not. The two events are not linked.

Is Jordan in litigation with Prost over this issue?

No. Alesi's contract with Prost had been terminated, which is why he was free to join Jordan.

Why has Alesi been the driver chosen to join Jordan?

Alesi brings valuable experience to the team as well as commitment and energy.

What is the situation with Zonta?

Eddie Jordan commented, 'Ricardo did a superb job standing in when he was needed, both in Canada and Hockenheim, but he will now continue with testing duties for the team.'

Has Alesi signed a contract for 2001 only, or will he race for Jordan in 2002?

Eddie Jordan: 'What is important to see is how things go for both parties over the remaining races of 2001, and then we will talk about next year.'

Will Alesi test the car before racing in Hungary?

The FIA test ban means Alesi will not test the car before Hungary.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Jordan , Alain Prost
Teams Jordan