Eddie is a former racing driver and the founder and owner of the Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005. He also gave Michael Schumacher his Formula 1 debut in the team’s debut season.
In 1998 Eddie Jordans team achieved its best ever result when drivers Damon Hill and Ralf Schumacher finished first and second at the Belgian Grand Prix. In 1999, Jordan achieved their F1 zenith when Heinz-Harald Frentzen became a genuine contender for the championship, ultimately finishing third, the best placing ever of a Jordan driver and accumulating two race wins along the way. He was leading the European Grand Prix, but retired because of electrical problems.
Midland Group, financed by wealthy Russian-Canadian businessman Alex Schnaider, bought Jordan Grand Prix in early 2005, and the team was subsequently renamed MF1 Racing for 2006. The team was sold again in 2006 to Dutch car manufacturer Spyker Cars to become Spyker F1 for 2007, and then sold once more to become Force India in 2008. Force India still competes in Formula One and operates out of Jordan’s old premises at Silverstone.
Jordan wrote a monthly column called ‘This much I know’ for F1 Racing magazine, until they relaunched with Murray Walker writing instead. Jordan also worked on a TV series called “Eddie Jordan’s Bad Boy Racers.” In 2007 he was appointed Chairman of Rally Ireland, a round of the World Rally Championship.
In 2009, Eddie Jordan joined the BBC as a pundit for BBC Sport F1 coverage alongside Jake Humphrey, David Coulthard and Martin Brundle.
Eddie is a fan of Coventry City and has been linked with takeover bids for the club. He is also a Celtic FC shareholder. Eddie’s other sporting interests include golf and horse racing, where he has horses in training with Mouse Morris.
He has several other companies still owned partly or wholly by himself, including the vodka brand Vodka V10 and the energy drink brand EJ-10
Eddie has written an autobiography, “An Independent Man”.