Jordan drivers want rain

Jordan drivers Jarno Trulli and Heinz-Harald Frentzen agree that they need wet conditions at Silverstone this weekend if they want to challenge the frontrunners

Jordan drivers want rain

The team had hoped to close the gap to McLaren and Ferrari even further this season, but so far poor qualifying form and reliability have left Jordan battling to stay ahead of Williams, Jaguar and Benetton.

'We look better in wet conditions at the moment,' said Trulli. 'It will be tough and undoubtedly the weather will play a big part, but I think we should do well.'

'Our main rivals are strong at Silverstone,' Frentzen added. 'But equally we have done a lot of testing at the track and our experience of the circuit and particularly of the weather conditions will be a help to us.

'I would actually enjoy a wet race and I think we will be more competitive if it rains.'

Trulli is particularly looking forward to Silverstone given the massive level of support for Jordan amongst the British fans. Despite Jaguar's attempts to become the country's 'national' team, the Eddie Jordan's outfit still seems to enjoy greater national adulation.

'The atmosphere at testing last week was already amazing with so many Jordan supporters,' he said.

'For the first time in my life I will have lots of supporters and hopefully this will make me and Heinz even stronger for the race.'

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