Irvine's Race Engineer Switches to Jordan

The Jordan Grand Prix team have appointed Gerry Hughes as race engineer to work on the third car at races and oversee engineering for the team's test programme.

Irvine's Race Engineer Switches to Jordan

The Jordan Grand Prix team have appointed Gerry Hughes as race engineer to work on the third car at races and oversee engineering for the team's test programme.

"I'm very happy to have Gerry on board," said engineering director Gary Anderson of the new recruit. "I've worked with him before and he has a wealth of experience which will strengthen our race engineering team."

33-year old Hughes joins from the Jaguar Racing team, where he was Eddie Irvine's race engineer for two years. He had also worked in touring cars with Williams from 1996 to 1999 and Prodrive in 2000.

Jordan said that Rob Smedley will continue in his role as Giancarlo Fisichella's race engineer, while Dominic Harlow moves from the T-car to engineer the other race driver, yet to be announced.

James Key, who was Takuma Sato's race engineer in 2002, has moved to Jordan's aerodynamics department.

"James did a great job in the race engineers group, however he wanted to move on to focus on aerodynamics," said Anderson. "We always want to find ways of exploiting the talent we have at Jordan in the best way possible."

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