Jordan Says his Role Could Change

Formula One boss Eddie Jordan is considering a change of roles in an attempt to put his struggling team on a firmer financial footing.

Jordan Says his Role Could Change

Formula One boss Eddie Jordan is considering a change of roles in an attempt to put his struggling team on a firmer financial footing.

"We are going forward strongly and it is business as usual," the Irish entrepreneur told the Guardian newspaper on Friday. "The 2005 programme with us switching to Toyota engines is going ahead and we are not changing any people on the payroll.

"But my role may change to concentrate more on the commercial side to work on future investment in the team."

Jordan's future has been the subject of much speculation, despite Toyota coming to their rescue with an engine after Ford sold previous provider Cosworth.

Christian Horner, the new boss of Red Bull Racing, had previously been talking to the Silverstone-based team about a possible involvement while several other names have been talked about in the media as potential purchasers.

Russian-born Canadian businessman Alex Shnaider is one, although he is planning a MidlandF1 team from 2006 with Italian chassis maker Dallara and Formula Three team owner Trevor Carlin.

"We could obviously be stronger and I would be happy to bring aboard new partners even if it meant diluting my own equity stake in the company, if it meant we could get back to the situation where there was a possibility of winning races," said Jordan.

The team have won four races since their debut in 1991, the last a freak victory for Italian Giancarlo Fisichella in a crash-strewn Brazilian Grand Prix in 2003.

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