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HEINZ HAROLD FRENTZEN


When it became clear that he would not be re-signing for Williams in 1999, Heinz Harald Frentzen complained that no-one at Williams had tried to understand him because of the all-pervasive need to win there. At Jordan, in 1999, he is likely to find a team that is more attuned to his needs, and a hugely experienced team mate in Damon Hill. Despite winning his maiden Grand Prix at San Marino in 1997, he could only manage the podium once in 1998, third in the first race at Melbourne, and after Williams' first winless season since 1988 the writing was on the wall. 1998 Equal 7th in championship. His seventeen points were scored in seven separate races, his best effort being 3rd in Melbourne. 1997 Finishes second in the Drivers' World Championship after Michael Schumacher is disqualified. Wins his maiden grand prix at San Marino. 1996 Collects seven championship points driving for Sauber-Ford and finishes 12th overall. 1995 Wins his first podium placing, finishing third in the Italian grand prix. Finishes 9th overall with 15 points. 1994 Makes his F1 debut driving for Sauber-Mercedes at the Brazilian grand prix. 1993 Competes in the Japanese Formula 3000 Championship and becomes test driver for Tyrrell Honda 1992 Finishes 13th at Le Mans before competing in three Japanese Formula Three Championship races. 1991 Competes in the International Formula 3000 Championship 1990 Finishes second at Donnington competing in the World Sports Prototype Championship. Collects three points for Jordan in the International Formula 3000 Championship. 1989 Formula Three runner-up to Karl Wendlinger in the German Championship, beating Michael Schumacher in the process. 1988 Formula Opel Lotus German Champion 1987 Competes in the Formula Ford 2000 German Championship for the second time, claiming runner-up spot. 1986 Makes his Formula Ford 2000 debut.