Jordan vows to sort problems

Eddie Jordan has said his team must resolve the reliability problems that threaten to blight its chances once again this year

Jordan vows to sort problems

Jordan's team finished third in the World Championship two years ago, but its 2000 season was wrecked by poor reliability and, in the first half of this season, the same thing is happening again. The Silverstone-based team eventually slumped to sixth in last year's title race.

"Very disappointing," summed up Jordan of his cars' double retirement at the Nurburgring on Sunday. "Something different is going wrong every race and we have to get to the bottom of this. It's got to be an on-going process to see what's causing the problems.

Jarno Trulli lost a likely points-scoring finish with clutch and gearbox problems, while the returning Heinz-Harald Frentzen spun out with 19 laps to go when his traction control failed.

Jordan's cars have now failed to score a point in the last four races, but he remains confident that his Honda-powered cars can keep their mantle as 'best of the rest' behind Ferrari, McLaren-Mercedes and Williams-BMW.

"Even though the top three teams are pulling away, the battle for fourth remains wide open," said Jordan. "But we have got to stop giving points away like this. From what we could see this weekend in qualifying and the race, the potential is definitely there - but that alone is definitely not enough."

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