Davidson to Test for Jordan

Anthony Davidson will test the Jordan EJ15B at Silverstone on the Tuesday after the Belgian Grand Prix

Davidson to Test for Jordan

The BAR test driver is hoping to land a race seat in Formula One for 2006 and is highly regarded by both Jordan's new sporting relations recruit Johnny Herbert and the team's sporting director Adrian Burgess.

Burgess has previously worked with Davidson in the Carlin Motorsport F3 team.

Davidson had been hoping for a race seat at BAR, but the arrival of Rubens Barrichello and the possibility that either Jenson Button or Takuma Sato will end up staying with the team means that he could just as easily find himself out in the cold when the silly season manoeuvring is done.

Davidson had originally been scheduled to test for BAR at Barcelona on the Tuesday, but BAR are understood to have permitted him to do the Jordan test before possibly heading on to Spain to run the BAR later in the week.

Burgess said: "We are looking forward to having Anthony in the car, we think he's bloody good. The idea is to give him some mileage in the car and then go from there."

The team are hoping that backers Gallaghers, which has the Benson & Hedges cigarette brand, will stay in 2006 when the Jordan name disappears and the team become Midland. Benson & Hedges has always been keen to have a British driver in the car.

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