Eddie Jordan has submitted an entry to the 2008 Formula One World Championship, autosport.com can reveal.
Although the Irishman has not been involved in the sport since selling his eponymous team to Midland at the start of 2005, sources close to Jordan have confirmed that he is one of the 22 applicants who have lodged their entry with the FIA.
Jordan is understood to have put his name forward after consultation with Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who he has kept in close contact with the Irishman since the latter ended his full-time involvement in the sport.
Although Jordan is thought not to have any of the infrastructure needed to run a team in place at the moment, there would be little point in doing too much work on that front without a confirmed entry in the first place.
All the new applicants, which definitely include Prodrive, Paul Stoddart, Direxiv and GP2 front-runner Racing Engineering, will join the current 11 teams at a meeting in London on April 10 to discuss the entries.