Eddie Jordan has had an exiting and varied career as a businessman, but of all his successes he is best remembered as the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, the Formula One constructor that operated from 1991 to 2005.
Throughout the 1990s, Jordan Grand Prix was the only team to really break the monopoly on F1 success held by Ferrari, Williams and McLaren. A host of drivers owe their F1 career breaks to Eddie, who has always been a champion of young talent, include Hill, Mansell, Schumacher (Michael) and Senna (with all these becoming world champions), and Alesi, Barichello, Boutsen, Fisichella, Frentzen, Herbert, Irvine, Moreno, Schumacher (Ralf), Trulli and Watson.
Eddie sold Jordan Grand Prix in January 2005. Since then, he has developed a portfolio of business interests and also entered the media arena as a TV presenter, making his debut with Channel 5's Bad Boy Racers, a series which followed a group of young car crime offenders through a rehabilitation programme. He subsequently became a presenter for the BBC's coverage of Formula One, and is currently their lead analyst for F1 coverage.
Eddie holds honorary doctorates from the University of Ulster and Dublin's Institute of Technology. These were added to by his being made an honorary Musketeer in France, in recognition of winning races in Nogaro, Pau, Le Mans and the prestigious French Grand Prix. He has also spoken at the prestigious Oxford Union!
Eddie's interests outside motorsport include football, horse racing, golf, sailing and music. He formed a rock band that has recorded a number of successful songs; it takes its name "The Robbers" from a remark F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone once made about Eddie!
Eddie makes a fascinating After-dinner Speaker, combining a wealth of experience gained from the heady world of Formula One with a down-to-earth approach and a warm Irish sense of humour. He is also an ideal Presenter and Awards Host, especially for Sports-related Events. To book him, contact Prime Performers for more information, either through our online booking enquiry form or by calling us on 020 7251 8222.
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