Pastorelli joins Jordan

Nicky Pastorelli has been signed by the Midland Jordan team as the team's third driver in 2005. He will help Narain Karthikeyan and Tiago Monteiro. The three Formula 1 rookies are going to have a hard time taking on teams with considerably more experience. The 21-year-old Dutch driver is the reigning Euro 3000 Champion. The team will also struggle with the revamped 2004 car until a new car is built later in the year although it has yet to be confirmed that this will actually happen as it will be a waste of money to build a new car if the team has little chance of improving its championship position. New cars will have to be built for 2006 because of the change of engine regulations from V10s to V8s.

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