Frentzen says Jordan will fight on

Heinz-Harald Frentzen says the Jordan-Honda team will keep on fighting, despite ongoing launch control problems and throwing away two helpings of points in last Sunday's British Grand Prix

Frentzen says Jordan will fight on

Frentzen and team mate Jarno Trulli qualified fifth and fourth at Silverstone on Sunday - but the Italian retired on the first lap after coming together with David Coulthard and H-HF finished just outside the points in seventh.

The team's launch control system continues to be a thorn in its side and Frentzen was afflicted by the problem again during Sunday's race, causing him to lose places off the line. Despite the struggle, however, Frentzen insists the team will come back fighting.

"If you finish a race two places behind your position on the grid, you can never call that satisfying," said Frentzen. "The race was over right after the start. Again, I had problems with the launch control and lost four positions. The only thing we can do now is not to give up and keep on fighting."

The team has had an encouraging test at Monza this week, with test driver Ricardo Zonta setting the fastest time around the Italian track, without jumping the first chicane, on Tuesday.

Trulli was also on hand for the first three days of running and finished fourth fastest yesterday (Thursday). However, the 27-year-old lost the rear wing on his EJ11 on Wednesday and he narrowly avoided the barriers at the Ascari chicane.

Frentzen was due to be testing at Monza today, but was kept out of the car due to a clash with a sponsorship function. He is expected to make up the time in the test after next weekend's German Grand Prix.

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