Designer Taylor turns back on McLaren in favor of Jordan

FORMULA ONE designer Stephen Taylor has turned his back on the McLaren team by joining Jordan on Friday as their Head of Composites.

Taylor was widely expected to rejoin McLaren after leaving his role as chief designer at the Sauber team. But Jordan confirmed Taylor's signing before Friday's practice for the French Grand Prix.

"I'm greatly looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that such a forward thinking team as Jordan can offer," said Taylor. "Composites is my field of expertise and this is the area within Formula One that I really enjoy and in which I would like to further my career and knowledge."

Taylor will start his new role at Jordan on July 9 as the team will increase their preparations for their home Grand Prix at Silverstone six days later.

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