Mar.4 (GMM) Vijay Mallya is keen to use the example of Eddie Jordan's image and success to motivate the Silverstone based formula one team to repeat history in a new era.
Although the Indian billionaire bought the beleaguered team from cash-strapped Spyker, it was founded as Jordan Grand Prix in 1991, earning a so-called 'rock'n'roll' reputation and reaching the unlikely success of multiple race wins in 1999 on a modest budget.Through the Jordan decline and the Midland and Spyker disasters, however, Mallya - himself known as the 'King of Good Times' in India - senses a waning of the Jordan spirit, and invited the team's Irish founder and former boss back to the factory to play drums at the recent Force India Christmas party."He (Mallya) is a bit of a maverick and I like him," Jordan told the British news agency Reuters."He's not afraid to spend money, he stands up and says his dream is to be like Jordan again and winning races -- not on a regular basis, because that is unlikely to happen."But he is going to make a big effort to get it where it was," he added.