MARCH 8, 1999
Enge and Nakano to test for Jordan
JORDAN GRAND PRIX is not planning to have an official test driver this year but it is planning to give several drivers a proper test with the team. Japanese driver Shinji Nakano, who is out of work this year after racing with Prost Grand Prix in 1997 and Minardi last year, will be one of the drivers trying out the Jordan. This arrangement has come about through Hirotoshi Honda of the Mugen company, who has helped Nakano throughout his racing career.
The team is also planning to run Czech driver Tomas Enge, who made a big impact last year in Formula 3000. Enge is being targeted by several F1 teams as a possible driver in the future because his inclusion in a team would have a major impact not just in the Czech Republic but right across Eastern Europe, which is one of the big target areas for many of the sponsors involved in F1.