Entrepreneurs are missed, says Jordan

One opinion expressed in Japan is that whatever blue print is worked out for the future of Formula 1, it should cater for the arrival of new teams run by old-style entrepreneur bosses

Entrepreneurs are missed, says Jordan

Speaking about the issue, Eddie Jordan said: "In one sense I applaud the arrival of big manufacturers, but it has made it more difficult for anyone coming in as a team owner. Can anyone ever see another Jordan coming in today? No way. And that is very sad.

"Frank Williams, for example, has said that for the first time he would welcome investment from BMW. That's a big turnaround from three years ago. It's like a guy realising that he never wants to be without a manufacturer because he can't survive. And there's a man who has been through everything.

"Then you think about guys who should be in F1. People like David Sears. He's done a great job in Formula 3000, was a great driver with a good brain and is a nice guy. In my view he should be here with his own F1 team and if it had been 15 years ago I'm sure it would have happened.

"That part of it is disappointing. We seem to be losing what historically F1 used to be. Okay, names like Lotus and Jack Brabham have gone, but slowly and surely it is eroding. But because it's not all happening at the same time, it's not being perceived as a crisis."

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