Massa Claims Jordan Want Him for 2003

Brazilian Felipe Massa has claimed Jordan want him to sign a deal to race for the Silverstone-based team next year.

Massa Claims Jordan Want Him for 2003

Brazilian Felipe Massa has claimed Jordan want him to sign a deal to race for the Silverstone-based team next year.

Massa will be replaced at Switzerland-based Sauber by German veteran Heinz-Harald Frentzen next season, but the young driver, who made his Formula One debut this year, has been offered a test driver role with the Hinwil outfit for 2003.

The 21-year-old Brazilian, however, has said that Eddie Jordan wants him to join the Silverstone-based outfit next season, casting more doubts over the future of Japanese driver Takuma Sato.

"It's all decided," Massa was quoted as saying by Central European News. "Eddie Jordan wants me in his team. I am very confident about the 2003 season. I am focusing on F1 racing 100 percent."

Jordan, who will have Ford-Cosworth engines in 2003, are maintaining that they have both Italian Giancarlo Fisichella and Japanese driver Sato under contract for the new season.

Ulsterman Eddie Irvine was linked with a return to Jordan, who he made his Formula One debut with, after being dumped by Jaguar in favour of Mark Webber and Antonio Pizzonia.

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