Mansell to drive Jordan in London

Jordan Grand Prix is delighted to announce that 1992 F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell will drive a Jordan Ford EJ14 in the "F1 Comes to Regent Street" event on Tuesday 6 July. Days before the 2004 British Grand Prix, the fans' favourite British ...

Jordan Grand Prix is delighted to announce that 1992 F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell will drive a Jordan Ford EJ14 in the "F1 Comes to Regent Street" event on Tuesday 6 July. Days before the 2004 British Grand Prix, the fans' favourite British driver will be at the wheel of a Silverstone-based team's car, in an event which will bring the thrills of Formula One to the heart of the UK capital.

Nigel Mansell.
Photo by Brousseau Photo.

Mansell had a top-secret seat fitting at the Jordan factory today and immediately afterwards carried out a familiarisation run at Silverstone circuit just across the road from the team's headquarters.

Mansell said, "It's great to be back in an F1 car, reunited with the love of my life. I think what London is doing is very special for the British Grand Prix. When I got the phone call from Eddie asking me if I would do this, it seemed the right thing to do. I am comfortable in the car after today and really enjoyed having a little play this afternoon. I practised launches, did a few laps and went round some corners a bit quicker than I should have! I can't wait to take part in the Regent Street event, this should be great for the fans."

Eddie Jordan said, "This unique event in Regent Street is all about Formula 1 giving something back to the fans. Nigel was undoubtedly the fans' favourite all over the world and I was delighted when he accepted my invitation to drive a Jordan car on this special occasion. I was a fan of Nigel's when we raced together in Formula 3 in the seventies and the total commitment and never-say-die attitude he showed throughout his racing career is what I have tried to follow at Jordan Grand Prix."

"Nigel is not just a former World Champion he is one of Britain's legendary sportsmen and I'm extremely proud he's driving our Jordan Ford. I'm sure if he wanted to race again he'd show many of today's heroes how to do it; you never know we might be able to tempt him away from the golf course to do another season!"

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Jordan , Nigel Mansell
Teams Jordan