The F1 podium-finisher that gave Jordan stability in a year of chaos
The Hart-powered Jordan 194 gave the team hope that the good times were just around the corner. Its 1994 steed wasn’t the start of a move up F1’s pecking order - even if the car did earn the Silverstone team a first pole position. But, as STUART CODLING explains, it did provide a platform for Jordan to become a manufacturer-supported squad.
After a brilliant, giant-killing maiden season in Formula 1, Eddie Jordan’s eponymous team slipped to the tail of the field and survived several brushes with bankruptcy. Gary Anderson and his tight-knit group of talented engineers hadn’t forgotten how to design a competitive car and the svelte, agile Jordan 191 hadn’t been a fluke – but Formula 1 technology was rocketing away from Jordan’s meagre financial means. 1994 would provide a turnaround of sorts.
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