Jordan today unveiled its tenth Formula One car - the EJ10 - at London's Theatre Royal in Drury Lane.


The car - codenamed to reflect the team's first decade in the top flight - was revealed to massed ranks of media and guests eager to get their first proper sight of one of the most radical looking machines of the new season.


The Mugen-Honda powered EJ10 remains a development of last year's 199, but features a revised aerodynamic package incorporating a more pointed, and seemingly longer, nose section. This is the result of an increased focus on Jordan's wind tunnel time and aerodynamic personnel, and is something team insiders believe will bring about a greater step forward than in recent seasons.


An earlier start to both the design and build programmes has also given the team more track time prior to the new season, and the allocation of greater resources to various elements of the programme has enabled an all-new suspension package, a revised, lighter gearbox and that radical looking front section.


Jordan is hoping to build on Heinz-Harald Frentzen's two wins in 2000 by adding Jarno Trulli to the line-up. The pairing, seen as one of the strongest in F1, is a key element in Jordan's aim of toppling at least one of the big two - Ferrari and McLaren - this season, although team boss Eddie Jordan, remains wary of making rash predictions.


The launch car was decked out in its now-traditional yellow and black Benson & Hedges colour scheme, with additional backing visible from new sponsor Deutsche Post, as well as exisiting backers Pearl, Brother, Lucent Technologies, Zepter and Mastercard.


Further news from the latest F1 launch will follow shortly.....