Jordan opts for manual starts in Monaco

Jordan has decided to ditch its launch control system for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix after both its cars failed to get off the line in Austria ten days ago

Jordan opts for manual starts in Monaco

Although the team says it has identified and rectified the problems in encountered at the A1-Ring, the Silverstone-based team will go for a conventional start in Monte Carlo to avoid any chance of a repeat.

"The drivers carried out successful launch control starts from the pit lane during testing in Valencia last week," said Jordan's joint managing director Trevor Foster. "For the launch control to be fully effective, however, it is important to carry out practice starts at individual race circuits, which is not possible at Monaco as the pit exit is too narrow.

"As the track is also quite narrow, there is not as much room for cars to manoeuvre as at other circuits, so if a car stalled on the grid it could hinder the start for cars behind in the field," he added.

The FIA is understood to be keen for all teams to follow Jordan's lead at Monaco to avert the likelihood of a major startline incident on the narrow grid.

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