Jordan team names chief operating officer

John Putt has been appointed chief operating officer of Jordan Grand Prix, the Formula One team said today.

John Putt has been appointed chief operating officer of Jordan Grand Prix, the Formula One team said today.

Putt, 49, a team adviser from 1996 to 1998, was named to the new post by team owner Eddie Jordan to oversee day-to-day management of the company.

A team statement said the appointment would allow Eddie Jordan to expand his role in the commercial side of the company while joint managing director Trevor Foster remains in his primary role of overseeing the team's racing performance.

Jordan will contest the 2001 championship in a new partnership with Honda.

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