Eddie Jordan ran the Jordan F1 team from 1991 until selling it in 2004. In that time, he established a reputation as one of the sport's most maverick senior figures, with as many connections in the world of entertainment as in F1.
Jordan was a racing driver in Formula Atlantic and Formula Three in the 1970s, before setting up his own teams first in F3, then Formula 3000 and finally F1.
Jordan famously gave Michael Schumacher his F1 debut in 1991, before he was poached by Benetton, and the team's most successful period in a roller-coaster career was 1998-99. Damon Hill gave Jordan their first victory in Belgium in 1998, before German Heinz-Harald Frentzen won two races and mounted an unlikely - and ultimately unsuccessful - title challenge the following year.
Despite being renowned for his wheeler-dealing, Jordan faced an increasingly difficult struggle to survive as major car manufacturers came to dominate F1 in the early years of the 21st Century, and eventually sold his team to the Midland Group in 2004. After a succession of owners, it is now racing in the guise of Force India.
Eddie Jordan - Presenter Photos
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