Jordan sets date for EJ13 debut

Jordan's new Ford-powered EJ13 car will have its first run in Barcelona on January 20, with Italian Giancarlo Fisichella driving

Jordan sets date for EJ13 debut

The team are scheduled to test their 2003 car at the Spanish circuit for four consecutive days. Jordan's subsequent pre-season testing schedule will see the team run twice at Valencia, as well as returning for another test at the Circuit de Catalunya.

The debut of the EJ13 will see a Ford branded engine power a Formula 1 car for the first time since the Detroit manufacturer chose to rebrand the Stewart team as Jaguar Racing following the conclusion of the 1999 season.

Jordan has yet to set a launch date for its new car, as the team is waiting to secure sponsorship and sign a second driver alongside Fisichella.

Meanwhile, BAR-Honda has announced that its new 005 car will make its on-track debut at Barcelona on January 15, one day after its official launch. Jenson Button, Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson are all expected to drive the car over three days of testing.

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