Jordan pledges to bounce back

Eddie Jordan has vowed to bounce back from High Court defeat in his Formula 1 squad's case against mobile phone company Vodafone, and says he will fight tooth-and-nail to keep his cash-strapped team afloat

Jordan pledges to bounce back

Speaking in an exclusive interview with AUTOSPORT magazine, Jordan said he was not going to dwell on the court ruling and will push ahead in his aim to return his team to its glory years.

"I can now get back to thinking about what needs to be done and tackling some of the issues that I haven't been able to put my full attention behind," he told AUTOSPORT. "Some people say it was a risky decision to go to court, but I'm a risk taker. That's why I'm in F1. It's disappointing, but it's not a major setback.

"Don't ever write us off. Some people did at the beginning of the year and the third race we won. Sure the car was on fire and sure we only got the win after going to court, but I'm used to battling. I had to go to court then to win, and just like in this case, it would have been easy to lie there and do nothing. With Vodafone, Eddie Jordan believed he had a deal. He got it wrong."

Jordan also spoke out over the manufacturer-backed teams, who he feels have under-achieved given their huge funding advantage over his privateer squad.

"The great Renault hasn't won a race, neither has Toyota, neither has Honda and neither has Jaguar," said Jordan. "Jordan has won and let's not forget that. Let's remember we put some fun back in F1 - whether you like the girls and the rock and roll or not. That is important. We are in touch with the people."

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