JULY 29, 1996
Panis offered a Jordan drive
The choice of Panis would please Peugeot and Total although the French companies say they do not mind who drives the cars so long as the drivers are the fastest available.
Jordan may also end up talking to Jean Alesi as the Frenchman's future at Benetton must be in some doubt. There are also rumors that Mika Hakkinen is moving to the team from McLaren. Jordan, however, will not be making any decisions for some time because it must first wait to see which of the leading drivers become available.