The Jordan 191 was Jordan Grand Prix's first Formula One car, used for their début season in 1991. It was driven by Belgian Bertrand Gachot and Italian Andrea de Cesaris at the start of the season. During the season, Michael Schumacher, Roberto Moreno and Alex Zanardi filled in for Gachot's vacant seat.

The 191 was originally to be called the Jordan 911, but car company Porsche complained about the name, and Eddie Jordan renamed the car to Jordan 191.

The 191 made its début at the United States Grand Prix. Andrea de Cesaris was struck by an engine problem which he ended up in failing to pre-qualify. Bertrand Gachot was classified 10th in the race results despite failing to finish due to an engine failure.

At the Canadian Grand Prix, both drivers finished in the points, marking the team's first ever points finish and first double. de Cesaris finished 4th and Gachot finished 5th, due to the electrical failure of Nigel Mansell's Williams.

de Cesaris and Gachot would score furthermore points, with one more fourth place, fifth place and three sixth places until the German Grand Prix. Gachot set the fastest lap time at the Hungarian Grand Prix, which he finished 9th in the race.

But after the race, Gachot's career was curtailed by a two-month prison stint. He would miss the Belgian Grand Prix, being replaced by then-unknown Michael Schumacher. Schumacher qualified a superb seventh on the grid, with de Cesaris qualifying 11th. However, Schumacher retired from the race, as the clutch failed from the start of the race.

At the Italian Grand Prix, Schumacher moved to Benetton, with the team swapping Schumacher for Roberto Moreno. After the Portuguese Grand Prix, Moreno was replaced by Alex Zanardi for the remainder of the season.

Jordan finished 5th in the Constructors' Championship with 13 points.

The 191 was succeeded by the Jordan 192 in 1992.

Complete Formula One Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One Results
Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1991 Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg
Belgium Gachot G 10th 13th Ret 8th 5th Ret Ret 6th 6th 9th
Germany Schumacher Ret
Brazil Moreno Ret 10th
Italy Zanardi 9th Ret 9th
Italy de Cesaris DNPQ Ret Ret Ret 4th 4th 6th Ret 5th 7th 13th 7th 8th Ret Ret 8th

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The Jordan 191 appears in Formula One 04. To unlock it in the game, the player needs to win an arcade season.

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V T E 1991 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Tyrrell • Williams • Brabham • Footwork • Lotus • Fondmetal • Leyton House • AGS • Benetton • Dallara • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Lola • Coloni • Jordan • Lambo
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Ilmor • Judd • Lamborghini • Porsche • Renault • Yamaha
Drivers Senna • 2 Berger • 3 Nakajima • 4 Modena • 5 Mansell • 6 Patrese • 7 Brundle • 8 Blundell • 9 Alboreto • 10 Caffi • 10 Johansson • 11 Häkkinen • 12 Bailey • 12 Herbert • 12 Bartels • 14 Grouillard • 14 Tarquini • 15 Gugelmin • 16 Capelli • 16 Wendlinger • 17 Tarquini • 17 Grouillard • 18 Johansson • 18 Barbazza • 19 Moreno • 19 Schumacher • 20 Piquet • 21 Pirro • 22 Lehto • 23 Martini • 24 Morbidelli • 24 Moreno • 25 Boutsen • 26 Comas • 27 Prost • 27 Morbidelli • 28 Alesi • 29 Bernard • 29 Gachot • 30 Suzuki • 31 Chaves • 31 Hattori • 32 Gachot • 32 Schumacher • 32 Moreno • 32 Zanardi • 33 De Cesaris • 34 Larini • 35 Van de Poele
Other Drivers McNish
Cars McLaren MP4/6 • Tyrrell 020 • Williams FW14 • Brabham BT59Y • Brabham BT60Y • Footwork A11C • Footwork FA12 • Footwork FA12C • Lotus 102B • Fondmetal FA1M-E • Fondmetal F1 • Leyton House CG911 • AGS JH25B • AGS JH27 • Benetton B190B • Benetton B191 • Dallara F191 • Minardi M191 • Ligier JS35 • Ligier JS35B • Ferrari 642 • Ferrari 643 • Lola LC91 • Coloni C4 • Jordan 191 • Lambo 291
Tyres Goodyear • Pirelli
Races United States • Brazil • San Marino • Monaco • Canada • Mexico • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Spain • Japan • Australia
See also 1990 Formula One Season • 1992 Formula One Season • Category
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