F3000 drivers Zsolt Baumgartner and Jaroslav Janis will carry out testing duties for the Jordan F1 team this season, building on the former's a one-off demonstration run at his home grand prix last year.

Baumgartner, who currently drives for the Coloni Motorsport team in the Formula One support category was confirmed in his new position by Jordan team boss Eddie Jordan and Hungary's sports minister during a press conference ahead of this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix. The team has also confirmed that Janis will join the testing strength towards the end of the year.

Baumgartner will get his first taste of working life in Formula One at the German and Hungarian rounds, where he will join the regular participants in Friday morning's extra two-hour test session. Running alongside Giancarlo Fisichella and Ralph Firman, the youngster will play a vital role in helping the team choose the right set-up and tyres for rest of the weekend.

Although rumoured for some time, Jordan's choice of Baumgartner - and Janis - as its new additions has come as a surprise given its relationship with the Super Nova team in the FIA F3000 Championship this year. Baumgartner races for Coloni, while Janis is at the ISR Charouz team. American Derek Hill and Italian Enrico Toccacelo race for David Sears' Super Nova outfit

"I'm extremely happy with this agreement, which represents an important acknowledgment of the Zsolt's qualities and of the job done by Coloni Motorsport," commented Baumgartner's team principal Paolo Coloni, "Our team has a long tradition of drivers in Formula One - nine so far - and this makes us particularly proud. We hope that Zsolt can show his best qualities in the world's greatest series."