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