AHEAD OF last Sunday’s German Grand Prix, Jordan joined Ferrari and Red Bull in agreeing to remain with Bernie Ecclestone’s F1 organisation beyond the expiry of the current commercial deal in 2007.
Car manufacturers Renault, BMW, Mercedes, Toyota and Honda are still contemplating a breakaway circuit.
Kimi Raikkonen finally claimed a well deserved pole position on the tarmac with Jenson Button, championship leader Alonso and Fisichella starting in second, third and fourth. Michael Schumacher was just behind in fifth.
Raikkonen was 10s. up on his field when transmission failure put him out of the race after 36 laps. Once again, it was Alonso who took full advantage, taking the chequered flag ahead of Montoya and Britain’s Jenson Button.