Mike Gascoyne to Fight Eddie Jordan Over BBC Role?

Former Force India technical director Mike Gascoyne is looking to land a permanent seat with Formula One broadcaster BBC this season. The rumor has made the headlines on several UK newspapers, as it was first issued by the Daily Mail.

According to the aforementioned source, it seems Gascoyne is eyeing a pundit role with BBC following his first outing with the British broadcaster in China, last weekend. He then sparred with former F1 driver David Coulthard in what was initially intended as a one-off for the former (as he only replaced BBC regular Eddie Jordan).

However, according to Gascoyne's comments for the Daily Mail later on, audience numbers and feedback from the BBC producers were presumably “brilliant”. Under the circumstances, the former Renault, Toyota and Force India technical boss sees no reason why not to pursue his recently-discovered call.

(He) is making no secret of his ambition to usurp EJ (Eddie Jordan), who will be back for the Bahrain GP,” the report from The Daily Mail added.

BBC producers are yet to issue any comments on the matter, so does the former team boss. The two – Jordan and Gascoyne – have actually worked together in the past, as the latter was Technical Director for Jordan Grand Prix between 1998 and 2000. The time he spent working for Jordan was the most successful in team's history, as the yellow cars went on to win two races and finish 3rd overall in the Constructors' Standings.

Gascoyne is currently at war with Force India's Vijay Mallya, to whom he submitted legal documentation in London's High Court for damages and incidental costs following his lay-off at the end of 2008. A trial date is yet to be announced.
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