zaterdag 23 februari 2013

Jordan Peugeot 195 - E. Irvine

The first one to kick off this new series, is the 1995 Jordan Peugeot, driven by the Northern Irish Eddie Irvine.

The Jordan 195 was a Formula One car for the 1995 season. The number 14 seat was taken by Rubens Barrichello and the number 15 seat was taken by Eddie Irvine. The team never employed a test driver. The engine was a Peugeot A10 3.0 V10. The teams main sponsor was Total.
The car featured a distinctive low nose and highly sculpted sidepods, lending it a very smooth appearance despite the mixed-up colour scheme. It was inconsistently competitive and suffered numerous reliability problems. However it achieved Jordan's then best-ever result with a 2-3 finish (Barrichello ahead) at the Canadian GP.

During that season, the scored 21 points, resulting in a 6th place for the Constructor`s title in 1995 (out of 13 teams).  It was designed by Gary Anderson (whom these days is the 'technical pits commentator during BBC GP broadcasts) and Tim Holloway.
Rubens Barrichello scored 11 points, and Eddie Irvine 10, making them a reliable and equal set of drivers for the team.

One of the odd side hobbies I have, is collecting Minichamps Formula One scale models, preferably in 1/64 but as this is a rather limited range, mostly in 1/43th scale.  I have been a follower of Formula One for over two decades now, and I don`t think I missed more then 10 Grand Prix on the television since 1991.

On and off on this blog, I`m going to throw in a post with a particular scale model in my collection, and some data and images of the `real deal`.  And I`m going to try and give it a shot in a regular column when a GP takes place with a sort of view from the sidelines, a completely subjective vision of a biased fan.

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