Verstappen to test for Jordan

Jos Verstappen is to take a test drive for Jordan in June.

Jos Verstappen is to take a test drive for Jordan in June.

The test drive will take place on 1 June 2004.

His manager Raymond Vermeulen said: "People should not jump to any conclusions about this, it just follows on from the conversation that Michel Perridon and Eddie Jordan had earlier in

Dordrecht, with Ian Phillips and me.

"It is good to see that Jos will be driving a F1 car again, and we look forward to seeing how the test goes and whether it helps for the future."

Jos is happy to return to the world of Formula 1.

He said: "I still don't know what to expect from this test. We will see at the beginning of June.

"If everything goes as planned I will be testing for the whole day at Silverstone. But first let's concentrate on having my seat done. It is quiet at the factory, since the Jordan mechanics are already in Barcelona for the coming Grand Prix.

"I am happy that I will be able to drive again and I will also see Eddie Jordan again, as it’s been

some time since I had direct contact with him. I am really curious to see what it’s like with the

Jordan team and how they will react to me, what they want to tell me."

Eddie Jordan confirmed, "I think it is fantastic that this test will offer Jos some attention in Formula 1 and I am happy that this has been done with the co-operation of our loyal sponsor Trust.

I believe Jos has a future in Formula 1 and I hope that this test will be positive and helpful in some way with regards to that future."

Jos will test alone at Silverstone on 1 June and Jordan Ford’s race drivers Nick Heidfeld and Giorgio Pantano will continue the three-day test session on 2 and 3 June at the UK circuit.

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