Towards the end of his first season in Formula One, Eddie Jordan often feared he was driving headlong towards bankruptcy. One of his drivers was sent to prison. Another, the future world champion Michael Schumacher, was pinched from his grasp after just one auspicious race. Somehow, he survived, kept control of his fledgling team and with a series of astute deals and inspired publicity coups battled on to establish his name and his team as one of the powers in the ultra-competitive world of Formula One motor racing. Deals were always popular with Jordan, all through his life.