Throughout the 1990’s Jordan was the only team to really break the monopoly on Formula 1 success held by Ferrari, Williams and McLaren. Rubens Barrichello secured the team’s first pole position and podium in 1994.
Jordan landed a major sponsorship deal with Benson & Hedges in 1996 and this helped to attract ex-World Champion Damon Hill to the team. At the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix, Damon Hill and Ralf Schumacher’s finish in first and second place made history, as Jordan Grand Prix became the first team in the sport to win its maiden Formula 1 race with a 1-2.
In 1999 Heinz-Harald Frentzen won the French and Italian GPs for Jordan and finished third in the World Championship. The team also won the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2003 with Giancarlo Fisichella and also remains one of only 5 current teams to have won multiple Grand Prix’s in the past 25 years.
Eddie has presented the BBC’s coverage of Formula 1 for over 4 years. See Formula 1's calendar of races here.