Midland Buys Jordan's Wind Tunnel

Jordan Grand Prix have announced today that the Midland Group has acquired the team's wind tunnel facility in Brackley, UK

Midland Buys Jordan's Wind Tunnel

Midland took over the Jordan team at the end of last year, but the wind tunnel was not part of the original purchase.

Midland will rename the outfit next year and will race with a Dallara-built chassis.

The team said they are intending to invest heavily in the facility in order to upgrade it and be able to test 50% model scales.

The tunnel can currently work with 40% models.

"The acquisition of the wind tunnel facility in Brackley is definitely the right way to go for our team and this will help us make a big step forward," said team principal Colin Kolles. "Moreover, we will also be continuing the technical collaboration with Dallara to have a better car in 2006."

Trevor Carlin, sporting director, added: "We are very pleased that the purchase of the wind tunnel has now gone through. It is a crucial addition to our technical department and hopefully it will help us to build a much more successful 2006 car."

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