Davidson 'in good position' for Jordan

Anthony Davidson has said that he is in a strong position for the vacant seat at Jordan, and that he expects a decision soon

Davidson 'in good position' for Jordan

Speaking at the AUTOSPORT international show today (Saturday), Davidson has said that his chances of landing the drive depend on whether sponsor Benson and Hedges gets its way to have a British driver in the team.

"The Jordan drive is still up for grabs," said Davidson. "I actually stand in quite a good position. Benson and Hedges are obviously looking for a British driver, and there's not many around at the moment."

With the Silverstone-based team facing a sponsorship deficit, and Davidson unable to bring any money to the team, his hopes of a seat rest on the pressure that Benson and Hedges exert on the company.

"We haven't got any money, but Eddie Jordan has got his back to the wall," said Davidson. "That puts us in a good position. At the moment it does need a little bit of money to get the drive, but Eddie's in a situation where he also needs a British driver. Since no British driver has any money to throw around he's in a difficult position. If he can find extra sponsorship then basically we're in."

Davidson is currently contracted to BAR as a test-driver for this season, and believes the team has a good package for this year. He said: "I'm pretty sure Honda are going to have a really strong engine for this season, and the new car looks really good. I'll be driving a quick car whatever happens this year."

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