Jordan looking for strategic points

Jordan's technical director Gary Anderson believes that new regulations introduced at the beginning of the season to spice up the action could have a major effect on the outcome of the Monaco Grand Prix

Jordan looking for strategic points

The Jordan team, along with Giancarlo Fisichella, has already taken one fortuitous win this season at the Brazilian Grand Prix. And although the car has not been as competitive as the team would have liked in recent races, Anderson believes the opportunity is there to score points this weekend, particularly since Fisichella has always gone well in the tight street circuit.

"Giancarlo knows Monaco very well and I'm looking forward to working with him here because he's a real specialist," said Anderson. "It's a race that demands controlled aggression and a lot of finesse otherwise you end up with a lot of bits around you.

"The driver has a lot of input so it's something of a performance leveller. It will be very different and difficult to work strategies out. There is almost no passing at Monaco and you have to be very careful to get the best out of it. The mistakes in one lap qualifying will have a much higher price so we could see a topsy turvy grid and certainly an interesting race.

Fisichella can't wait for the weekend and admits that there is no better track for him to go racing on: "Monaco is my favourite circuit. It's a fantastic location, with the unique street circuit and the beautiful harbour setting. The atmosphere is unbelievable and it's always exciting on the track.

"I have had some great podium and points results here and I always feel very comfortable driving this circuit. I love the track. It's really demanding and this is what F1 racing is all about."

For rookie team-mate Ralph Firman however, it is another leap into the unknown. "This is my first race in Monaco and my first time in a Formula 1 car on a street circuit," said Firman, "it's going to be an amazing experience and I am expecting the first few laps to be a real eye opener. I do enjoy street circuits and I won in Macau when I was there. I'm looking forward to it."

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