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SEPTEMBER 12, 2003

Baumgartner confirmed by Jordan

Zsolt Baumgartner has been confirmed as the second Jordan driver at the Italian Grand Prix. The Hungarian driver will thus take part in his second event, having stood in for Firman after his recent crash in Budapest.

Firman hopes to be back in action in the next test at Silverstone on September 17-18.

"Although I feel extremely well and absolutely fit physically, I have an inner ear imbalance," said Firman. "This prevents me from racing this weekend but Professor Watkins said it should be fine in time for testing and the last two races. I have returned to training but I knew myself that this week that I had not recovered 100%. I think honesty is the best policy so I volunteered this to Professor Watkins and I accept missing a second race because it is vital for me that I finish the season as strongly as possible."