Monaco Preview Quotes: Jordan

Narain Karthikeyan: "I cannot wait to drive in Monaco as normally I go well on street circuits. I was fast at Macao when I was racing in F3. Monaco has a great heritage. The race will be hard for the Bridgestone tyres but above all for the gearbox because we change gears so often in Monaco. Qualifying will also be crucial, as there is nearly no room for overtaking; but I am ready for the challenge."

Monaco Preview Quotes: Jordan

Tiago Monteiro: "It is very exciting to go to Monaco, one of the biggest names in Formula One and a dangerous circuit. It is very special for a racing driver to go there. The preparation for Monaco is very important: not only the car has to be well set-up but also the way you prepare yourself mentally. More than in any other places, you need to have everything ready before you go in the car. A single little mistake in the car can have serious consequences; therefore you need to be concentrated at 100% all the time. I think this is a race where we can be good and with a bit of luck we could maybe score a point. I want to keep up with my good result in Barcelona. Usually I have always loved driving on street circuits. When I was in Champ Car, eight out of 19 races were street tracks and I did get on well. So we will see in Monaco in a Formula One car."

Robert Doornbos: "I am really looking forward to going to Monaco, as probably all drivers are in the paddock. It is the most famous street circuit in the world and it is very exciting to drive there. I raced there last year in F3000 and I have always enjoyed driving on street circuits as you can feel the speed. It is very challenging for a driver not to make any mistakes and stay concentrated the whole time. So I will make sure I am very fit and do a good job on Thursday."

Trevor Carlin, Sporting Director: "It will be the first time for our three drivers on this demanding circuit in a Formula One car. Narain, Tiago and Robert have performed very well in the past in street circuits in junior formulas. Therefore I expect Jordan Grand Prix to do better than on traditional tracks and with fantastic reliability from Toyota, we hope to be around at the finish and maybe get some points."

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