Jordan Present their Car and Drivers in Moscow

Jordan brought Formula One to Russia today, presenting its car and drivers Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan in Red Square in Moscow.

Jordan Present their Car and Drivers in Moscow

Jordan brought Formula One to Russia today, presenting its car and drivers Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan in Red Square in Moscow.

The drivers braved sub-zero temperatures to show the car in Red Square in the midst of famous landmarks such as the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum.

"We are delighted to be able to bring our Jordan car and drivers to Moscow," said Jordan sporting director Trevor Carlin. It's a magnificent city and we really are honoured to be hosted as F1 representatives in Russia. We are meeting some fantastic people during our visit and I wish it had not been such a brief stay.  We're going directly to Melbourne now to make our final preparations for the Australian Grand Prix - we can't wait to race!"

The drivers were happy to be in Moscow despite the freezing conditions. "I'm really excited to visit Moscow," commented Tiago Monteiro. "This is my first time in Russia and I'm impressed with how striking the place is and how busy and welcoming the people are. It is great to be able to bring the car with us just days before we leave for the first race, so Russian people can experience F1 up close in their own country. I really appreciate the support we have from fans here and it's going to give us an extra boost of motivation in Melbourne in a week's time and throughout the whole season."

Monteiro's teammate Narain Karthikeyan said, "I think Russia, like my home country India, is a nation which would very much like to host a race in the future Grand Prix calendar. There are many similarities between us, although the climate is certainly not one of them! I think the main thing is more and more people are now backing Formula One. It's such a great business opportunity for sponsors and with the sport attracting interest in new countries, the fans are increasing in number by the day. I hope Russian motorsport fans adopt us as their team and I hope we can make them proud."

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