Luxembourg GP Jordan Preview

AERODYNAMIC IMPROVEMENTS FOR LUXEMBOURG Mike Gascoyne and his team develop more improvements for the Jordan Mugen-Honda 198 Jordan Grand Prix has traditionally struggled at high downforce circuits - remember Monaco?! But ...

AERODYNAMIC IMPROVEMENTS FOR LUXEMBOURG Mike Gascoyne and his team develop more improvements for the Jordan Mugen-Honda 198 Jordan Grand Prix has traditionally struggled at high downforce circuits - remember Monaco?! But thanks to some aerodynamic changes made to the car, the prospects for the race this coming weekend at Nurburgring are good, as Chief Designer Mike Gascoyne explains:- "We identified an aerodynamic problem which was hindering us and introduced an intermediate step in time for Hungary which went half way to solving the problem. Now, for Luxembourg, we have taken a more significant step in the same direction and have a new front wing end-plate configuration which should see us running strongly at Nurburgring." Commenting further on the race, Mike said, ""The weather is likely to be cold and I believe this will suit the Goodyear tyres. Goodyear has done a very good job over the last few races and has gained an advantage over Bridgestone both in the wet and the dry. From a Jordan perspective, we have been very competitive in the wet - in fact in all the wet sessions in the past few Grand Prix weekends our cars have been consistently in the top two or three places. The car is working well everywhere, and has a good balance. The balance changes from wet to dry are very small meaning we would be happy to run in either wet or dry conditions." "We are racing to finish third in the Championship and should have improvements for each race which will allow us to push for this, including a significant up-grade in the Mugen-Honda engine for Suzuka"

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mike Gascoyne
Teams Jordan