Watch out for Firman

It is anticipated that Ralph Firman will be confirmed as a Jordan driver later today. The British driver will join Giancarlo Fisichella in the Silverstone-based team. Firman is expected to enjoy backing from Benson & Hedges, Ford Ireland and from personal sponsors. It is rumoured that one of these may be Martin Birrane, the boss of Lola who is also a prominent businessman in Ireland.

Felipe Massa, who was in the running for the Jordan drive is now going to be named as the second Ferrari test driver and it looks likely that Luciano Burti will find himself out of a job as a result.

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