Jordan prepares for 200th race

The Jordan-Ford outfit will mark a significant milestone at the Brazilian Grand Prix, as it celebrate its 200th race in what will be the 700th Grand Prix held as part of the World Championship

Jordan prepares for 200th race

Jordan made its Grand Prix debut, running a Ford Cosworth engine, at the 1991 United States Grand Prix. The team has won three races in its F1 career, and finished third in both the drivers' and constructors' championships in 1999.

"Have we really done 200 races?" said team boss Eddie Jordan. "There have been some highs and lows in the twelve years that we've been in Formula One and I'm proud of my team and what we have achieved, against the odds. I've always said that the best times for me were firstly surviving 1991, our first season, and after that, of course, the race wins, particularly our 1-2 at Spa in 1998. Any team boss who's been up there with his driver on the winner's rostrum will tell you - once you've felt the thrill, you're addicted. I can't wait for that to return."

Ford has won a remarkable 175 Grand Prix, meaning that the manufacturer will have claimed success in 25% of 700 championship F1 races run. Martin Whitaker, Ford of Europe's director of Motorsport, said: "175 Grand Prix victories puts us at the top of the all time victory list. And it is fitting that we should contest the 700th race with Jordan, not only one of the teams' that has been powered by Cosworth engines in the past, but also the team making its double centenary in Sao Paulo."

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