Former Renault F1 and Toyota driver Allan McNish could be on his way to Jordan Grand Prix in 2004, providing the Silverstone based outfit can secure the necessary finance.

McNish, who was released by Renault at the end of this year, impressed during his time with the Regie, helping them greatly as their 'third' driver, running mainly in the extra Friday morning test sessions.

The Scot commented: "I'm still talking with Jordan at the moment and things are progressing. I've visited the factory and seen the car and the wind tunnel, and I'm right up to speed with where the team is.

"There's been so much speculation recently over this seat with Jordan, but that's only to be expected with only a few places left up for grabs, however with the new testing regulations it puts even more emphasis on an experienced driver.

"All I can say at the moment is that I firmly believe I can do the job for Jordan, both on and off the track. I've made no secret of wanting to get back on the grid, and after such a good 2003 with Renault it has only increased my desire to be racing again."

So will the Brit have to bring any financial support?

"Fortunately I have never been in the position of being asked for money from a team to drive and teams recognize what value I bring both on and off track," added McNish, "[Team boss] Eddie [Jordan] is working very hard to secure the teams position for the future and I am sure he will succeed, he is best when his back is against the wall."



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