Jordan may retain BH

Despite new ownership, Jordan might race into the 2005 season with its customary bright-yellow paint job. EJ's squad landed the B&H tobacco deal, through parent company Gallaher International, in 1996. ''We are confident,'' Jordan's new owner – Midland Group – said in a statement to atlasf1.com, ''that Benson & Hedges … will continue to see the value of its partnership … '' B&H, though, have not yet committed formally. Europe-wide, a F1 tobacco advertising ban descends in July. GMM

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