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Eddie Jordan

Force India is the latest reincarnation of Irishman Eddie Jordan's outfit Jordan Grand Prix, which the now-BBC pundit founded in 1991

Michael Schumacher makes his Grand Prix debut for Jordan at Spa in 1991

Jordan make history in their first year by handing a debut to Michael Schumacher, who would go on to win seven world titles, at Spa, and the German causes a sensation by qualifying seventh

Heinz-Harald Frentzen (left) and Eddie Jordan celebrate victory at the French GP

Jordan reaches its zenith in 1999 when Heinz-Harald Frentzen finishes third in the drivers' standings but after 14 seasons boss Eddie Jordan decides the time has come to quit in 2004

Tiago Monteiro in action for Midland (left) and Adrian Sutil driving for Spyker

After Jordan sells up, the Silverstone-based team races in 2006 under the Midland moniker before becoming Spyker for the 2007 season

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone (left) and Vijay Mallya (right)

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya (right) steps up his F1 research by moving in the right circles and meets F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone in Monaco

Force India drivers Giancarlo Fisichella, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Adrian Sutil

Mallya buys Spyker and launches his new-look Force India team in 2008 with drivers Giancarlo Fisichella (left), Adrian Sutil (right) and third driver Vitantonio Liuzzi

Giancarlo Fisichella's Force India is lifted into the air at the Australian Grand Prix

It's a difficult start to the team's F1 career as Fisichella crashes out at the first corner of the Australian Grand Prix and Sutil retires

Adrian Sutil in the 2008 Monaco Grand Prix

Sutil sets his sights on Force India's first points as he climbs to fourth place in Monaco but it all turns sour when Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen slams into the back of his car forcing him to retire

Giancarlo Fisichella (front) and Adrian Sutil of Force India

Force India fail to win any points in their debut season with Fisichella's 10th place in Barcelona their best performance to date

Adrian Sutil and Lewis Hamilton

But Force India will be powered by Mercedes in 2009 and will also use McLaren technology which means good friends Sutil and McLaren's world champion Lewis Hamilton may see each other more often

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Force India
02 Nov 09 |  Drivers & Teams

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