Grapevine: Kiesa in Line for Jordan Third Seat

Jordan will announce the identity of their third driver on Thursday morning, with Nicolas Kiesa favourite to land the role

Grapevine: Kiesa in Line for Jordan Third Seat

The team have needed to find a replacement for Friday tester following Robert Doornbos' switch to Minardi.

Jordan had not been sure if they would be able to find a third driver in time for this weekend's German Grand Prix following Doornbos's departure, but talks appear to have been successful.

And although Patrick Friesacher had been linked with the position, having not had the money to continue in the race seat at Minardi, it has been suggested that Kiesa has beaten him to the role. Reports on Danish television on Wednesday night suggested that he had actually signed a contract.

The other candidate for the Jordan third driver role is Zsolt Baumgartner, who had been in talks with Minardi about replacing Friesacher.

Kiesa raced for Minardi in five Grands Prix in 2003 - four of which were on tracks that the current Championship will be visiting in the upcoming months: Hockenheim, the Hungaroring, Monza and Suzuka.

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