Jordan EJ15

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Jordan EJ15
Karthikeyan (Jordan) locking brakes in qualifying at USGP 2005.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Jordan
Designer(s) John McQuilliam
Predecessor EJ14
Technical specifications[1][2][3][4][5]
Chassis Full Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, pushrod-activated torsion bars and dampers
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones
Length 4,670 mm (183.9 in)
Width 1,800 mm (70.9 in)
Height 950 mm (37.4 in)
Axle track Front: 1,400 mm (55.1 in)
Rear: 1,418 mm (55.8 in)
Wheelbase >3,000 mm (118.1 in)
Engine Toyota RVX-05 3.0 Litre V10, 2,998 cc (182.9 cu in), 90° V10, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Jordan 7-speed longitudinal, semi-automatic
Fuel Esso
Lubricants Liqui Moly
Tyres Bridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrants Jordan Grand Prix
Notable drivers 18. Portugal Tiago Monteiro
19. India Narain Karthikeyan
Debut 2005 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps
19 0 1 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Jordan EJ15 was the fifteenth and last Jordan Formula One car. It was used by the team to compete in the 2005 Formula One season. The car was driven by Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan.[6]

Jordan had been left without an engine deal for the 2005 season after the Ford Motor Company's decision to put their engine supplier Cosworth up for sale. However, at short notice, Toyota agreed to supply Jordan with engines identical to those used by their own Formula One team.[7] At the beginning of 2005, the team was sold to Midland Group for US $60 million.[8]

The Jordan name was retained for the 2005 Formula One season, before being changed to MF1 Racing for the 2006 season. Throughout 2005 journalists questioned whether Midland were in Formula One for the long haul. Rumours circulated throughout the season that the team was for sale, and that Eddie Irvine was interested in buying them. The year also saw the introduction of two rookie drivers, Narain Karthikeyan and Tiago Monteiro. 2005 confirmed Jordan's status at the back of the grid. A final podium came at the United States Grand Prix, in which only six cars competed. Monteiro led home a Jordan 3–4. Monteiro finished eighth at Spa to give the team its final point and used the EJ15 to finish in all but one race of the season. The team's last grand prix saw a low-key exit; Monteiro finished 11th and Karthikeyan crashed out.

Jordan used an updated EJ15B chassis for the final five races of the year. Monteiro gave the B spec chassis its debut in Italy whilst Karthikeyan still had the previous model. For the following race in Belgium, both drivers used EJ15Bs, and they would both see out the remainder of the season with the new chassis, with Monteiro's 8th place at Spa its best result.[9]

Following the end of the 2005 season, the EJ15B chassis was used in winter testing at Jerez in December 2005 by a variety of drivers including Roman Rusinov, Jeffrey van Hooydonk and Monteiro. This followed the team's rebranding to MF1 Racing, and the car featured an interim testing livery.



Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points WCC
Tiago Monteiro 16 12 10 13 12 13 15 10 3 13 17 17 13 15 17 8 Ret 13 11
Narain Karthikeyan 15 11 Ret 12 13 Ret 16 Ret 4 15 Ret 16 12 14 20 11 15 15 Ret


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  2. ^ Ménard, Pierre (2006). "The Teams: Jordan". The Great Encyclopedia of Formula 1. Paris, France: Chronosports Editeur. p. 328. ISBN 2-84707-118-0. 
  3. ^ Jones, Bruce (ed.) (2004). "Team Statistics: Jordan". The Official Formula 1 Season Review 2004. Sparkford, England: Haynes Publishing. p. 52. ISBN 1-84425-202-7. 
  4. ^ Domenjoz, Luc (ed.) (2004). "The Players - Jordan Ford". Formula 1 Yearbook 2004-2005. Paris, France: Chronosports Editeur. pp. 38–29. ISBN 2-84707-072-9. 
  5. ^ F1, STATS. "Jordan EJ15 • STATS F1". 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  8. ^ "US". Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  9. ^ F1, STATS. "Jordan EJ15B • STATS F1". 

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