APRIL 7, 1997
With Rosset at Jordan?
HAVING been left in the lurch by the demise of the Mastercard Lola Formula 1 team, Brazilian racer Ricardo Rosset - and his manager Richard Dutton - have been negotiating in recent days with the Jordan team in the hope that Rosset can get a job testing for the Silverstone operation. Rosset has backing from a variety of Brazilian companies.
Dutton is a close friend of Jordan General Manager Trevor Foster and the pair share the same ideas about what makes for a good F1 driver. Convincing Eddie Jordan to take on Rosset will thus be a much easier task.
Although there are possibilities of racing in other formulae - Rosset was offered a drive at Le Mans by Tom Walkinshaw, but turned it down - Ricardo is keen to concentrate his efforts in F1 as he started his racing career at the age of 21 and needs to make a breakthrough quickly as he is now nearly 29, a lot older than the other current rising stars.
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