Eddie Jordan: Still Causing Mayhem In Formula One

Eddie Jordan: Still Causing Mayhem In Formula One

Former team owner Eddie Jordan may not have been around for a few years, having sold his squad to Midland in 2005, and since seen it passed around like a bad cold to Spyker and now to Vijay Mallya. But it seems as though the Irishman wasn’t entirely out of the picture as news today reports of a problem at the Force India factory in Northamptonshire. The factory was once owned by Jordan and went with the sale of the team. However, it now seems as though the former-team owner still owns a part of the land the building sits on. Which is apparently a problem for Eddie…

According to a report in Swiss publication Motorsport Aktuell, Jordan has tried to sell his remaining portion of land to Force India. But owners Vijay Mallya and Michiel Mol have so far refused to buy it. Normally you would think this isn’t too much of a problem and surely Jordan would be content just holding on to it, or even charge rent for it. But the problem arises when you realise the particular plot of land involved is actually the entrance to the factory, and for some bizarre reason, Jordan really wants Force India to buy it.

Cue the concrete blockade. No, I’m not joking either. According to Motorsport Aktuell, while the team was away in Australia and Malaysia this month, Jordan ordered a truckload of concrete and had it delivered to the access road that he owns. The dumping of the concrete inhibits access and has caused a mild chuckle from myself. It’s good to hear Eddie hasn’t lost his humour, even if that wasn’t his intention.

Update: According to Craig, this story is actually a few days old already. Still funny though.

Oliver White


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