Fisichella hails new Jordan's 'good start'

Jordan star Giancarlo Fisichella has praised the new Jordan EJ13 after giving the car a brief shakedown at Silverstone earlier this week

Fisichella hails new Jordan's 'good start'

The Italian says he is looking forward to the Ford Cosworth-powered car's first serious test at Barcelona next week.

"This has been a good start - I am very impressed by the engine's power and also with the car, which not only looks very nice but is aggressive and simple," he said. "Everything went okay without any major problems so I am looking forward to starting testing in Barcelona on Monday."

The all-new EJ13, produced by a design team headed by Henri Durand and Gary Anderson, will continue to run in plain black bodywork prior to the unveiling of the team's 2003 livery.

Durand said: "The EJ13 is a very important car for Jordan Grand Prix. Five months ago the technical team decided on our technical objectives and approach and we have achieved all that we set out to do. The concept of the car is based on having good aerodynamic efficiency allied to engineering simplicity.

"We have used the very considerable expertise which exists here within Jordan and also with our new partners at Cosworth Racing. The Ford Cosworth RS engine is obviously a very important aspect of the new car, which has been easy to integrate into the new design and has all of the qualities we would expect from a top ranking engine."

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