Veteran F1 driver Jean Alesi, speaking at the opening of Honda's new factory in Swindon yesterday, revealed that his 2002 championship desire is 'Jordan or nothing'.

Alesi, whose switch to the Honda powered outfit commenced at the Hungarian Grand Prix, is not interested in talking with any other teams at the moment concerning a possible drive, as he is more than happy where he is for now.

The Frenchman, who will be participating in his 199th race this weekend as the F1 circus heads to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix, has also reiterated that he has no intention of retiring from the sport he is still so passionate about, regardless of what Eddie Jordan's decision at the end of the season may be. He has admitted that although the end of his Formula One career is close, it is not here yet and he plans to continue racing for some time to come.

The Frenchman said: "I do not feel under any pressure and I am not worried by anything. I am always asking him (Eddie Jordan) to keep me. At the moment I am not looking for any other place as I just want to stay with the team. I will stop driving for sure and although I am close to the end I don't need to retire and I don't want to retire (just yet). You don't need to think I am worried about anything for the future because I am not."


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