Jordan Grand Prix presented the new 2002 challenger today, the EJ12, at the Brussels airport as the team prepared to fly to Australia for the opening race of the season on March 3rd. The car was unveiled with its new livery along with Eddie Jordan...
Jordan Grand Prix presented the new 2002 challenger today, the EJ12, at the Brussels airport as the team prepared to fly to Australia for the opening race of the season on March 3rd. The car was unveiled with its new livery along with Eddie Jordan and drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Takuma Sato, also announcing new title sponsorship with DHL, a subsiduary of Deutshe Post. The car is the familiar yellow but the DHL logo replaces Benson and Hedges and the team will now officially be known as DHL Jordan Honda.
Team Principal Eddie Jordan was pleased with the new sponsors but also thanked Benson and Hedges for their backing. "This is a really big step forward for us. DHL operate in 220 countries and this idea, to fly the car in here and unload it in front of you at the launch, was all theirs." He said. "They inspired it and we have had seven years with Benson and Hedges. They brought us our first win, they shared our podium successes and they are a major part of everything. I'm not sure we'd be there now with this yellow dream today with DHL if it had not been for them. It is like a family gathering for us all."
On driver Giancarlo Fisichella, Jordan was enthusiastic about the Italian's return to the team: "He was here when Ralf Schumacher was but now has five years experience. In terms of driver form, I believe he is in the top three in the world. We are delighted to have him racing for Jordan and we need to give him the equipment to prove himself. He is at the top of the drivers' league and we need to give him encouragement. Hopefully he will respond to that."