Jordan critical of Schumacher

Team boss Eddie Jordan has voiced his disapproval of Michael Schumacher's attempt to stage a dead heat finish to the United States Grand Prix, saying that it is bad for the image of Formula 1

Jordan critical of Schumacher

Rubens Barrichello ended up being handed a 0.01s victory over the German, who misjudged the formation finish after leading the race from the start.

"After Austria, this isn't very clever is it?" Jordan told Reuters.

The incident between the Ferrari drivers was reminiscent of the team orders controversy earlier in the year at the A1-Ring. It also came on the same weekend as the thrilling Ryder Cup and World Superbike climax.

"It is a very, very financially hostile market at the moment and there were other sports on TV today, one where golf made a huge impact on everyone throughout the globe by hard fighting," Jordan said.

"People want to see real competition fought to the last ounce. That is what happened in golf, I understand it happened in the Superbike race, and people are not going to turn on an F1 race when they know the end is going to be decided other than by true racing."

Jordan was also cynical about Schumacher's dead heat intentions.

"How can you have a dead heat?" he said. "In modern technology when one thousandth of a second is possible, dead heats are gone out with Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, the War of the Roses and stuff like that."

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