Doornbos to Test for Jordan at Jerez

Dutch driver Robert Doornbos will join the Jordan Formula One team for this week's test at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Spain.

Doornbos to Test for Jordan at Jerez

Dutch driver Robert Doornbos will join the Jordan Formula One team for this week's test at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Spain.

22-year old Doornbos, who raced in the F3000 series last season, made his Formula One debut with the Silverstone-based squad during the Chinese Grand Prix weekend, driving the third Ford-powered car.

"I'm very proud to have been asked by the team to support them in their development programme for next year," said the Dutchman on his website. "In the last few weeks I've prepared myself both mentally as physically might such challenges arise.

"We plan to do a good amount of mileage this week in order to collect as much relevant technical data as possible. Therefore our focus will not go out to laptimes as the new car will run with the new 2005 aerodynamic package."

Doornbos will work at Jerez with an interim car powered by Cosworth engines, although the team will use Toyota units in 2005.

Team principal Eddie Jordan added: "We were really very impressed with Robert's testing work with us at the last three Grands Prix of the 2004 season and I'm glad to see him continue work with us on the winter test programme."

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