Jordan Grand Prix boss Eddie Jordan thinks that Alain Prost's refusal to move the team to Britain was part of the reason for their recent collapse. Prost was declared bankrupt with debts of approximately $28million (Â£20million) and Alain Prost ...
Jordan Grand Prix boss Eddie Jordan thinks that Alain Prost's refusal to move the team to Britain was part of the reason for their recent collapse. Prost was declared bankrupt with debts of approximately $28million (£20million) and Alain Prost declared that he would never work in France again after the failure of his team.
Jordan, who's team is one of seven based in England, said that before Prost's financial problems even started he had suggested the Frenchman move to Britain.
"I remember talking to him before the problems and saying wouldn't he be far better off and not at least consider coming to the U.K." He said. "It's far more reasonable in terms of suppliers, people understanding motor racing, and it's cheaper to be able to get things manufactured." Jordan went on to add that Britain does not suffer from problems caused by work restrictions in Europe: "People here have a much more entrepreneurial idea about their business. In Germany or France, probably rightly so, there are hour restrictions and stuff. Motor racing in England hasn't and hopefully will never suffer from that. People want to work and do the hours that they need to do in specified times. I think that is one of the greatest attributes that Britain has and why Britain is such an outstanding place to run a Formula 1 team."