Moscow launch for Midland

The Midland F1 buy-out of Jordan Grand Prix team looks set to have an immediate impact on the outfit - with the team's official public launch set to take place in the Russian capital Moscow, autosport.com can exclusively reveal

Moscow launch for Midland

With Midland F1 boss Alex Shnaider being Russian born, the company has made no secret of the fact that it wants its grand prix team to have a flavour of his home country - something that should be confirmed with the team believed to be planning the Moscow launch for February 25.

The event is expected to be the first public engagement for the new team, rather than the actual launch of the Jordan EJ15.

Although Midland F1 has bought the Jordan team, it will still race under the Jordan Grand Prix banner this year before being renamed at the end of 2005. The team has yet to confirm any of its drivers, but Champ Car driver Mario Dominguez is set to hold talks with Shnaider this weekend.

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