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MAY 16, 2001

Jordan reveal Honda change

JORDAN team chief Eddie Jordan has revealed that his engine suppliers Honda have been forced to change their priorities after the introduction of traction control.

Jordan said that the Japanese power-unit suppliers have re-focused their developments and are now looking at different areas of the engine to maximize the use of electronic driver aides.

"Our engine is superb in driveability but the introduction of traction control has lessened its importance," said Jordan. "Honda is now changing its emphasis to get extra top-end power."

Jordan had only had two retirements all season, once with Jarno Trulli and once with Heinz-Harald Frentzen, but both then went out of the Austrian race after electronics troubles.

Jordan knows this is currently the team's downfall but hinted that there were others when he said: "Mechanically the car is very good, but there are lots of unknowns."