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Eddie Jordan

Knowledge Identifier: +Eddie_Jordan


Eddie Jordan

Irish former motorsport team boss, businessman, entrepreneur, musician and mentor add

Category: Business

Born in 1948.

Countries: United Kingdom (23%), Brazil (15%), (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Formula One, Force India, Jersey

Linked to: Conservative Party, Literary and Historical Society, Midland Group, BBC




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Eddie Jordan was born in 1948 add something


During a banking strike in Dublin in 1970, he spent the summer on the island of Jersey, working as an accountant for their electricity company by day and doing bar work in the evenings add something


He discovered go-kart racing on a working holiday in Jersey, later entering the Irish Kart Championship in 1971, which he won add something


He entered the Irish Kart Championship in 1971 and won it add something


A move to Formula Ford in 1974 resulted in consistency over two years and later he entered the Formula Atlantic and Formula Three championships add something


In 1974 Jordan moved up to Formula Ford and in 1975 to Formula Three, but was forced to sit out the 1976 season after shattering his left leg in a crash at Mallory Park add something


After his injuries had healed, he switched to Formula Atlantic, won three races in 1977, and won the Irish Formula Atlantic Championship in 1978 add something


At the end of 1979 and short of money, Jordan founded his first team, Eddie Jordan Racing, which ran drivers David Leslie and David Sears in 1981 at various events in and around Great Britain add something


Jordan and Stefan Johansson raced in British Formula Three in 1979, under the name "Team Ireland" and, in the same year, Jordan drove in one Formula Two race and did a small amount of testing for McLaren add something


In 1982 his primary driver was James Weaver; in 1983 Weaver ran again in European F3 and Jordan hired Martin Brundle, who finished second to Ayrton Senna in British F3 add something


Johnny Herbert - Winning the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in 1985, Herbert caught Eddie Jordan's attention, and together they won the 1987 British Formula Three title


In 1987 the team employed Johnny Herbert, who proceeded to win the British Formula Three Championship add something


During 1989, hired Reynard Chief Designer Gary Anderson becoming Donnelly's engineer and overseeing operations of the team eventually joining full-time on 4 February 1990 add something


Eddie Irvine - For 1990 Irvine signed with Eddie Jordan for a second attempt at the F3000 Championship, this time winning the German round, and finishing the year third in the standings ahead of his team mates, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Emanuele Naspetti


Formula One - Since 1990, twenty-eight teams have withdrawn from Formula One. This has prompted former Jordan owner Eddie Jordan to say the days of competitive privateers are over


He was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005 add something


In 1991 Jordan established a new team Jordan Grand Prix which raced in Formula One motor racing from 1991 until selling the team to Russian-Canadian businessman Alex Shnaider, who renamed the team Midland in 2006 add something


Jordan founded Jordan Grand Prix in 1991 with Anderson as Chief Designer add something


Rubens Barrichello - Barrichello's relationship with team owner Eddie Jordan soured during 1996, and at the end of the year, after being linked to strong teams, he left for the newly formed Stewart Grand Prix


Giancarlo Fisichella - For 1997 he made the move to Eddie Jordan's eponymous team, where he drove alongside former F1 champion Michael Schumacher's brother Ralf, himself a former Formula Nippon champion


Jordan's steep fall from the glitzy heights of 3rd in the constructors in 1999 was now out of control add something


Force India - However, like many of the smaller teams in the 2000s, financial problems meant the team's performance dried up, and team owner Eddie Jordan sold the team to the Midland Group in 2005


After losing a Honda engine partnership deal to the BAR team in 2002 and numerous difficulties within the team , Jordan was forced to switch to expensive Cosworth engines add something


However despite this, Jordan delivered an improbable race win in Brazil 2003 courtesy of Giancarlo Fisichella, the first for Fisichella and the last Formula One victory for the Ford Motor Company and the Jordan team add something


The added burden of this plus DHL withdrawing their sponsorship and Benson and Hedges toning down their sponsorship soon added up and the lack of funds made his team go from bad to worse in 2003 add something


Despite new sponsorship from Trust computers and the addition of "Quick" Nick Heidfeld and a promising young rookie in Timo Glock for 2004, Jordan was in serious trouble add something


Jordan retained complete ownership of his team until 2004 and his rejections of rumoured approaches for buy outs may have cost the team greater success add something


Midland Group, financed by wealthy Russian-Canadian businessman Alex Shnaider, bought Jordan Grand Prix in early 2005, and the team was subsequently renamed MF1 Racing for add something


The team was sold again in 2006 to Dutch car manufacturer Spyker Cars to become Spyker F1 for , and sold once more to become Force India in add something


Jordan published an autobiography, "An Independent Man", in May 2007 add something


In 2009 Jordan returned as an analyst for the BBC's Formula One coverage alongside former Formula One driver David Coulthard and journalist Jake Humphrey becoming known for breaking stories before they were confirmed by teams add something


Jordan has broken many stories before they were due to be confirmed; these include Lewis Hamilton's move to Mercedes, Michael Schumacher's return in 2010 and Felipe Massa's departure from Ferrari add something


Bruno Senna - On 22 August, Eddie Jordan reported that Senna would replace Nick Heidfeld for the remaining races of the 2011 season


In March 2012, it was announced that Jordan had received an honourary OBE for services to charity and motor racing add something


In February 2016, it was announced that Jordan will join "Top Gear" as a presenter add something


In March 2016 he was announced as Channel 4's Lead analyst for F1 add something


In March 2016 it was announced he would continue covering F1 for Channel 4 add something


Chris Evans (presenter) - In February 2016, it was confirmed that Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan would be joining Evans for the thirteenth series of "Top Gear"


Top Gear (2002 TV series) - On 11 February 2016, it was confirmed that the final line-up would include Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan


After bankruptcy proceedings in 2018, Force India was sold to and became Racing Point F1 Team add something