Jordan to combine roles of director, manager

Updated: June 9, 2005, 3:13 PM ET
Reuters

MONTREAL -- Briton Trevor Carlin has stood down as Jordan sporting director, the struggling Formula One team said on Thursday.

Jordan said in a statement at the Canadian Grand Prix that Adrian Burgess, 36, will combine Carlin's job with his current role of sporting manager.

Jordan team boss Colin Kolles acknowledged that Carlin's departure "does create a void" but the Briton would retain an advisory role with the team owned by Russian-born Canadian billionaire Alex Shnaider.

Shnaider plans to rename the team Midland next year.

Jordan, with Indian rookie Narain Karthikeyan and Portugal's Tiago Monteiro, have yet to score a point in seven races so far this year and there has been speculation about the team's future.