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3.7 Heinz-Harald Frentzen




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This article is from the Formula One Motor Racing FAQ, by mitchmcc@ultranet.com (Mitchell McCann) with numerous contributions by others.

3.7 Heinz-Harald Frentzen

Nationality: German
Age - DOB: 29 - May 18th, 1967
Born: Mochengladbach, Germany
Resident: Monte Carlo
Current team: Williams
Former team(s): Sauber

Frentzen began racing in karts, winning the German Junior championship
in 1981. From 85 - 87 he competed in FF2000 finishing 2nd in '87. In
'88 he was German Formula Opel Lotus champion and was 6th in the Opel
Lotus Euroseries. He spent one year in German F3, finishing 2nd,
before moving onto F3000 in 1990. He spent one season each with Eddie
Jordan and Vortex before accepting a financially attractive offer to
move to Japan and race for the Nova team. In 1994, he made his F1
debut for the Sauber team and scored a total of 7 points in 15
races. After Senna's death at Imola, Frank Williams offered Frentzen
Senna's drive but he turned it down out of loyalty to Peter Sauber
whose other driver, Karl Wendlinger, had just been seriously injured.
Williams was reportedly very impressed by Frentzen's loyalty and at
some point, exactly when remains unclear, he was signed to drive for
Williams in 1997 replacing world champion Damon Hill.

Heinz-Harald is single with no children. (You will see posts
referring to the fact that he once dated Schumacher's wife -
before she was his wife, of course).




 

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