SILVERSTONE, ENGLAND, September 6, 2005 Nicolas Kiesa will take on the challenge of the infamous Eau Rouge, as Jordan-Toyota and Formula One returns to one of the greatest tracks on the calendar - The Grand Prix of Belgium.
From the third driver's perspective it will be a highly challenging Friday test session, as Spa Francorchamps offers a broad variety of different corners. From the narrow hairpin at La Source, the Eau Rouge wall of fame to the fast bends of Pouhon and Blanchimont.
Nicolas Kiesa comments: "I drove in Spa in 2001 and 2002 in F3 and F3000. I know the circuit quite well. It is one of my favourite circuits along with Suzuka. To be honest, our new car, the B-specification, should run much better at Spa than at Monza because of the more medium downforce configuration of the track.
"Therefore the situation for the race drivers seems much better. I will not be driving the new car on the Friday, but this does not matter for the tyre choice. My job will be the same as usual and I will do my best to provide useful information to the team."
Adrian Burgess, Jordan Sporting Director comments: "Spa-Francorchamp is a real 'drivers' circuit, which requires total commitment and confidence and one of only a few remaining high speed, high g tracks on the calendar. Our three drivers know the circuit from previous experience and were very competitive there in the past, so we hope this will help us.
"We return to a medium downforce set-up, which should suit the two new EJ15Bs better. Besides, rain can be a frequent occurrence in the region, making the racing generally quite exciting and hopefully bring some luck to the team."