Jordan gives Herbert new sporting role

Jordan Grand Prix and Midland Group have appointed ex-Formula One driver Johnny Herbert to the position of Sporting Relations Manager.

Jordan Grand Prix and Midland Group have appointed ex-Formula One driver Johnny Herbert to the position of Sporting Relations Manager.

Herbert, recently celebrated his 41st birthday, and returns to the team he drove for in the British F3 Championship, which he won, and Formula 3000.

He went on to enjoy a Formula One career that spanned 11 years with the Benetton, Tyrrell, Lotus, Ligier, Sauber, Stewart, Jaguar and Arrows teams.

During that period, he participated in 161 races, scored 98 points and won 3 Grands Prix.

Since retiring from Formula One, Herbert has concentrated on sports car racing.

Herbert said it was an honour and a pleasure to be back in Formula One racing "with a team I feel so familiar with".

"Although I never drove for Jordan in F1, it still feels like a homecoming of sorts," he said.

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