Mansell to test for Jordan

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A possible Formula One comeback for Nigel Mansell's moved a step closer last night after he accepted an opportunity to test drive a Jordan-Peugeot in Barcelona next week.

Mansell will engage in a two-day test after meeting Eddie Jordan at Silverstone yesterday to discuss the possibility of driving for the team next season.

It was in Barcelona in June last year that Mansell seemingly walked away from the sport for good after retiring his McLaren-Mercedes to complete a miserable two-race comeback. Since then, the 43-year-old former world champion has hinted that he might return - but only if the package was right.

"There's no commitment from either party beyond this test. Nigel is Britain's most successful Formula One driver of all time and it's an honour for everyone at Jordan to give him this run," Jordan said.