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Podcast: How Jordan nearly showed up McLaren, Ferrari in 1999

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
1 min read

Jordan’s unlikely assault on the Formula 1 world championship in 1999 is the subject of our latest Bring Back V10s podcast.

With just a handful of races left in the ’99 season, Jordan driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen found himself on the verge of a championship challenge against McLaren’s Mika Hakkinen and Ferrari’s Eddie Irvine.

Glenn Freeman, Matt Beer and Edd Straw look at how Jordan’s only dry-weather victory at Monza thrust the team into contention, the fragilities at McLaren and Ferrari that opened the door for Frentzen, and the heartbreak of his car switching itself off while he was leading after taking a superb pole position at the Nurburgring.

Remember to get your questions into @wearetherace on social media for our series finale. Ask us anything about F1 from 1989-2005 using #BringBackV10s, and we’ll answer as many as we can in episode 10!

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