Jordan optimistic despite testing trouble

Jordan's director of race engineering Gary Anderson is still confident about the potential of the team's new EJ13 car, despite the stream of problems that beset its first test in Barcelona this week

Jordan optimistic despite testing trouble

The new car has had its running limited because of a number of technical failures, which have been compounded by parts sent from the factory being delayed by airport baggage control.

However, Anderson has dismissed the catalogue of problems as part of the normal process of testing a new car. "I don't think it has been as bad as it looks from the outside," he said. "This is what building a brand new car is like and as you try things out it's not unusual that some of them don't work. A few of our problems have been self-inflicted in getting some of the new systems up and running. Some others are more fundamental but we are on top of each one as they happen. Other than that, British Airways and Easyjet lost car components on two different occasions, which cost at least one full day of testing."

Anderson is also confident that the team will have the car sorted in time for the first Grand Prix of the season. He said: "It is important that we are up and running early and at least we are solving the problems now rather than at the beginning of March. We have got a lot of work to do, but that is our job and we are getting on with it in the best way we know."

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