Achieving what it set out to do at the outset of 1999 Formula One World Championship, Jordan Grand Prix clinched third place in Constructors’ Championship after Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur.
A decision to disqualify the first and second place Ferrari cars was taken after the race due to a technical infringement. An appeal will be heard this week in Paris. As it stands, Mika Hakkinen of McLaren has been declared the winner, giving Benson and Hedges Jordan driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen fourth place.
If Ferrari do not gain their race points back after the appeal, Heinz-Harald will have an opportunity to overtake third place drive r Eddie Irvine in the 1999 FI Drivers’ Championship.
Heinz-Harald started 14th on the grid after a disappointing qualifying session. His Jordan teammate Damon Hill started 9th.
Heinz-Harald stormed through the field during a fabulous drive on a first-class team strategy, which saw him finish in 6th place.
Hill did not complete the race due to a collision with Giancarlo Fisichella’s Benetton.
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