Renault reject Allan McNish has sent a message to team boss, Eddie Jordan, by saying he's the one who has the 'experience' and 'speed' to help the team score regular points this coming season.

McNish, who made his F1 debut with Toyota in 2002, is currently one of a number of drivers in the frame to join the Silverstone based squad - others in with a chance include Nick Heidfeld, who already has a provisional contract subject to sponsorship, as well as Jos Verstappen and Ralph Firman.

The Scot told British newspaper The People: "Jordan need a driver who can run the team like Michael Schumacher does with Ferrari.

"I have the experience and the speed to take the opportunities when they come along and I think that in time Jordan can get back to the force they were.

"It's ok to have a paying driver because Formula One is based around money, but you also have to have someone who can get you the points.

"You can come off worse if there is not the talent within a team to snatch the vital point here or there.

"Last year is a great example with Giancarlo Fisichella in the team because he was experienced enough to be there, when it counted, to win the race after the likes of Michael Schumacher had come off the track."

McNish added: "With so little time until the start of the season now though you can't be taking your time to gel into a team. I have been around long enough to fit into situations quickly. It wouldn't trouble me having little time in the car before the season starts like it would a more inexperienced driver.

"My year with Renault really helped show what I can do in the car and if I got the chance to drive the Jordan I could do the same.

"Eddie is a great team boss because he is a former racer so he knows what it takes to do well and I think that we could work well together."

 

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