"A number of people have brought it up to me. Gigi, who was my head of press, she wrote a little note to me to say how disappointing it was," he said. "Mark Gallagher did a tweet, and Ian Phillips and other people said, 'This is a sad day'.
"What I would say about this team, is it was remarkable. We were in a tiny lock-up in Silverstone trying to run a Formula 1 team. This factory eventually got built."
Cars produced in the factory won five grands prix, with Jordan taking particular solace from the fact that Jordan were trailblazers in several departments.
"The memories I have of that team! When I tried to move my Formula 1 team, I could only barely fill half of it (the factory)," he added. "I utilised it as much as possible, so I hated growing into it because it took away certain revenues.
"One thing I will say about Jordan at the time, let not the size fool you. We had the highest technical ability. We never had drawing boards. We only had Hewlett-Packard supply us with the CAD systems.
"We brought a new era of technology into Formula 1 even though we were terribly, terribly small. It was the easiest and cheapest way to do it."
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