Team Jordan to test new driver

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src=' ' class='caption'> Jordan has announced that it is roping in BAR Honda's Anthony Davidson as a test driver in an effort to identify its final line-up for the 2006 season.

updated: February 25, 2007 10:48 IST
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Silverstone (England):

In its efforts to identify its driver line-up for the 2006 season, Team Jordan today announced it was roping in BAR Honda's Anthony Davidson as a test driver. This has fuelled speculation over the future of India's Narain Karthikeyan with the team. Davidson, who currently fills up the third driver spot for BAR Honda, will test the Jordan Grand Prix (EJ15) car at the Silverstone circuit on September 13. "As part of Midland's process of identifying its driver line-up in the 2006 Formula One World Championship, we are pleased to announce that British driver Anthony Davidson will test a Jordan Grand Prix car at Silverstone on Sep 13," Colin Kolles, Managing Director of Jordan Grand Prix, said. Poor form Analysts say that if Jordan is to dump one of its current drivers, it is more likely to be Karthikeyan than Tiago Montiero. This is because the Indian has completed just 11 of the 15 races this season compared to Montiero's all 15 and languishing on position 17 in the driver's championship, three positions behind his team-mate from Portugal. "We're looking forward to working with Anthony during the test and to continuing discussions regarding a longer-term role into Midland's entry into the 2006 Formula One World Championship," Kolles said. Davidson, on his part, said he was looking forward to test drive with Jordan. (With wire inputs)