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F1 team owner for new-look Top Gear

on February 06, 2016

Eddie Jordan, Formula one team owner to join Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc as a presenter on Top Gear.

The 67-year old Edmund Patrick "Eddie" Jordan is set to offer genuine expertise about cars and motor racing, the producers hope.

Jordan, a close and longstanding friend of Evans, is understood to be close to finalising a contract to join the new-look BBC2 motoring show.

Jordan used to run an F1 team after a brief career in the 1970s as a driver. Starting with lower race series, Jordan eventually created the F1 team, Jordan Grand Prix, which lasted from 1991 until 2005, featuring powerplants provided by a variety of manufacturers.