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Jordan reveals why Schumacher owed first F1 test to Nick Faldo

Former F1 team owner Eddie Jordan has opened up on an impromptu deal he once did with golf legend Nick Faldo to secure Michael Schumacher's first F1 test. Jordan is an inexhaustible source of great stories, must of which will remain untold to the public for reasons of decency and privacy. But the story of how one of Britain's greatest golfers was instrumental in getting Schumacher on an F1 grid for the very first time was just let out of the box by the 74-year-old Irishman. In the summer of 1991, the sudden unavailability of Jordan's Bertrand Gachot in the run-up to the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa encouraged Mercedes to convince Jordan – with the help of a generous check – to entrust...
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