A host of drivers owe their breaks to Eddie Jordan as a champion of young talent, including Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine. Having suffered a number of major accidents whilst competing in racing himself Eddie retired to set up his Jordan team in 1980. The team went on to be champions in Formula 3 with Johnny Herbert in 1987, Formula 3000 in 1989 with Jean Alesi – and in 1990 Eddie established Jordan Grand Prix and entered Formula 1.
Irish former motorsport team boss, businessman and television personality Eddie Jordan, who is currently part of the Channel 4 Formula 1 presenting team as an analyst, was asked to comment on the start of the 2019 Formula One season and also discussed Scuderia Ferrari’s disappointing results, pinpointing that Mattia Binotto should not have been overwhelmed by his responsibilities and that Ferrari should have considered recruiting a secondary figure in order to help deal with politics:
“Ferrari are missing a major ingredient in what makes up a successful Formula 1 team. You can see Sebastian Vettel knows that and now Charles Leclerc is beginning to know that. He learnt about it in Bahrain and he’s certainly just remembered it here in Monaco. Mattia Binotto may be a brilliant engineer, but he has a lot to learn about tactics.” – Eddie Jordan explained, as reported by Channel 4 during the Monaco race weekend.