Changes at Jordan

THERE have been one or two changes in the engineering team at Jordan Grand Prix with Ralf Schumacher's race engineer Andrew Green departing. One of the original members of Jordan Grand Prix, the 32-year-old British engineer is rumored to be joining the new BAT Reynard operation, having worked for Reynard for three years before he joined Jordan as a design engineer in 1990.

He worked in the Jordan drawing office until 1995 when he began race engineering with Eddie Irvine. In 1996 he worked with Rubens Barrichello before guiding Ralf Schumacher this year.

The Jordan team continues to bolster its technical departments, however, and has recently hired TAG Electronics software expert Mike Wroe to be the head of its new electronics department. In the past the team has used TAG electronic systems but with the switch from Peugeot to Mugen Honda engines it is now doing its own electronics in association with PI Research.

The team is planning to run an interim 1997-98 car in Barcelona in the next few weeks with Schumacher expected to drive. Initial shakedown of the car will be done by Andrew Gilbert-Scott on one of the runways at Silverstone, as the main circuit is currently shut down for improvements.

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