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ej   Eddie Jordan
@mschumi I'd like to express the opinion if I may that I think it is an absolute disgrace that McLaren have dodged a bullet, so to speak, and refused to accept their rightful punishment for their deceptive deceit in stealing a rival team's ideas, and also defrauded the British taxpayer when they are such a wealthy team. Will we find out why Lee Harvey Oswald shot JR when we go to the GP in Texas? I'd like to finish if I may by applauding the boffins at McLaren who have shown guile and cunning and guileness in saving some money when every cent is critical to the team, especially as their fine was so unfair as every F1 team copies it's rivals.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@mschumi Even though I predicted it before anyone else, I'd like to express the opinion if I may that I believe that it is an absolute disgrace that Michael has been forced out at Mercedes given his legendary status as a legend and he can still compete at the top level. Did anyone go to Bernie's wedding recently? I'd just like to finish if I may by saying that Mercedes is absolutely correct to take Lewis as Michael is just not up to the job anymore and has really damaged his legend, as well as his legendariness in a fashion.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
I'd like to make the point if I may that I have a source which leads me to understand that the Lewis-Mercedes deal is done, which is a disgrace given the opportunities given to Lewis by McLaren and which he has shown no loyalty or appreciation for. Will someone please give Jaime Alguersari a top drive. I'd like to finish by saying that Lewis is absolutely correct to switch his loyalty to another team given how little McLaren have done to give him a proper shot at the title.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
I'd like to say if I may that I think it is a disgrace that former drivers of the stature of the legendary Stirling Moss can spout about bringing back danger to F1 when the concept of the sport is to be the fastest, not to get hurt, especially given the magnificent progress in safety. When will Ferrari do the right thing and hire Mark Webber? Finally, I'd like to add if I may that I think we need to get the risk factor back in F1 to appeal to the fans who are bored with the ultra-safe run-off areas, and we need to get more high-profile ex-drivers to support the cause, because with all due respect Stirling isn't even a World Champion.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@mschumi I'd like to take this opportunity if I may to say that I think it was a totally wrong and cowardly call to stop qualifying because it punished the teams who made the right call and prevents the small teams from taking a risk and mixing up the grid. It was great to show off my drumming skills again at Silverstone today just like I did back in the Jordan days. I'd just like to finish if I may by saying the brave decision to stop qualifying was totally justified and gave the teams a chance to achieve their justified grid positions as the fans want to see the top teams out front.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@wibbah I'd just like to add, if I may, that this whole situation is really being overblown, these things are bound happen once in a while in the highly competitive competitiveness of F1 and I'm sure the more than competent Renault guys are on top of it. In the Jordan days, mechanical failures were part and parcel of the sport. But the crux of the matter here really is that this exposes a deep-seeded weakness in the Renault engine department, who, let's be honest, just haven't been up to par over the last few seaons, and appear to be in somewhat of a crisis at the moment.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@InsertCard I'd like to make the point if I may that although paid by the BBC I think it is a disgrace that the BBC gave up its F1 rights and denied the ordinary fan, who is the lifeblood of the sport, the right to watch every race for free on terrestrial TV. Just when will Pirelli sort their bloody game out and give us consistent wins for the top teams, and give the poor underdogs a chance to mix it up every race and stop the top teams from always winning. If I can finish by saying that personally, I don't see how people can complain that they should have to pay to watch a premium product like F1 when the entire sport is founded on the exclusivity of the exclusive club that is F1.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@fernando Happy days! Apollo 13! Houston we have a problem! I must say it is fantastic that Ron Howard is making this movie about two iconic figures in our sport, and showing that Formula One is about the human side of things and the intense emotions we experience, as well as the sporting side. Believe me when I tell you that the most challenging part of Monaco in the Jordan days was getting pit-passes for my friends.To finish my point, I think it is ludicrous that these Hollywood directors can come along and cheapen our sport by making these tacky movies, especially when there is no place for emotion in driving the car or in the business aspects of the shark-pit of F1.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@Pastor I would like to expresss my opinion if I may that it is just magic that an established legendary team like Williams can come from the doldrums to produce a magic car and show that once you have that winning DNA you can always prevail. When will McLaren get their act together and get a pit-stop right? Finally, to finish my point it is just wonderful that relative minnows like Williams can come through like this and produce a moment of magic to show that the minnow teams can take on the older established teams and win.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@fernando It is wonderful to finally realise, as I suspected, that the Queen was a Jordan fan. After all of Jordan's efforts to be accepted by the establishment we are now vindicated, as is my decision to take gambles with inexperienced talented drivers. Let's just hope Charlie Whiting sorts out all this F-duct nonsense. I'd like to add if I may, that Jordan was a team of the people that totally rejected the establishment and revelled in our label as rebellious outsiders, although I really regret taking risks with unproven drivers like Michael Schumacher.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@jackie Far be it from me to criticize the monarchy, but if Knights are called Sir, they really should have thought up a prefix to address an OBE correctly.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
If I may, I'd like to point out an intriguing fact about Vijay's team colours. With its roots in the Jordan team, it is quite evidently... evident that Vijay has maintained the colours of the Irish flag as a mark of respect for me, Eddie Jordan. It's a great sign of the man and his values to show such gratitude and appreciation for what I myself have given him and his team.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@mschumi Well Michael while I respect your opinion I have to differ in that you need to look at the bigger picture. What the public need is really a voice of reason in this day and age with all the tragic... tragedies happening around the world, and the global warming and financial crises and Red Bull's utterly... utter domination.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@jackie Couldn't agree more Jackie, it's completely crazy for these guys to go off gallivanting around on motorbikes and such dangerous... dangers, they should be happy enough with what they have in F1. Furthermore, I think it's really time the Red Bull team leadership let their hair down and allowed their young guys to try other things, these chaps are young and full of enthusiastic... enthusiasticness, and need more than just F1 to keep them stimulated.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@fernando While those kind of things are all well and entertaining, it really is reckless to be showing them on TV, exposing people to crazy ideas that nobody should ever even consider attempting. And on top of that, I think everyone should try one of these things at least once in their life - I mean come on, lighten up, you only live once.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@fernando First of all I must say that I am appalled that an institution like Sky should leak such information when clearly nothing has been finalised. As a former team owner, of Jordan, I can give a much better insight than a former driver. To add to that, for god's sake Bernie get the Austin GP sorted, we need F1 in the US. I'd like to finish if I may by saying that I welcome these Sky leaks as the prospect of Mansell's drone might make the viewers appreciate my Oirish brogue and strengthen my chances to stay a pundit, although I am competing with a former F1 champ who can provide a better insight than any team boss.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
I have to say if I may, that I think it is absolutely disgraceful for a senior figure like Bernie to be embroiled in such a fiasco, and is generating such bad publicity for the sport when there is such great competition on the track. I must add that it is wonderful that George McCartney signed my shirt to increase it's value for charity. Having said that, it is shameful of the courts to drag Bernie into this particularly given all he has done for F1, although such stories inevitably generate welcome publicity now that the championship is over and the races are meaningless.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
Far be it from me to criticise the Red Bull team, but I must say that I believe team orders are completely inappropriate in this circumstance and I would go so far as to say it brings the sport into disrepute, and while I understand people's criticism of team orders, I really believe that argument is now over and teams should have every right to do as they see fit.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@fernando If I could just interject and make a quick point here, I think it really takes away from the spectacleness of the spectacle to see the midfield teams renege on Q3 simply as a tactical ploy to save on tyres. This is not in the spirit of F1 and needs to stop, by which I mean that these teams are in the sport to win, and they have every right to use any tactics at their disposal to maximise their potential.
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ej   Eddie Jordan
@lee Jake, I have to make a point here if I may. F1 is a true battle for survival for these guys, and to trivialise it by trying to make it sexy, as it were, is an insult to the honest mechanics of these small teams. Back in the Jordan days we were rivaled only by McLaren as being the most serious and least sexy team in the paddock. For the fan's sake let's hope that Vettel retires from every remaining race and Button wins the championship like he deserves. To finish my point, we absolutely need to make F1 more sexy to attract new sponsors for the small teams, who it must be said rely on gimmicks to survive in what it must be said is a tough environment.
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