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Heinz-Harald Frentzen (born 18 May 1967 in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany) is a German former racing driver who competed in Formula One from 1994 to 2003, driving for Sauber, Williams, Jordan, Prost and Arrows before returning to Sauber to finish his career. He won three races over the course of his career, one in 1997 for Williams and two in 1999 for Jordan. His best World Championship rankings were second in 1997 (promoted from third after Michael Schumacher's exclusion) and third in 1999.

Formula One CareerEdit

In Formula One, he made his début in 1994 for Sauber. He finished in the points on his 2nd race, and would be classified 13th in the Drivers' Championship, with 7 points. In 1995 things got better for Frentzen, as he would score his first podium in Italy and would be classified 9th with 15 points. He was retained again for 1996, but the Sauber car was not competitive as in the last 2 years, scoring only two 4th places and a 6th place in Japan.

He went on to race for Williams in 1997, and would score his first victory at the 1997 San Marino Grand Prix. He would be classified 2nd with 42 points. In 1998, Frentzen was retained, but he only finished a single 3rd at the season opener at Australia, and his Williams would be resulted in a very uncompetitive car. He would leave the team after the season.

In 1999 he signed for Jordan, partnering with Damon Hill. The season would turn out to be impressive for Frentzen, scoring 2 wins, 6 podium finishes and a 3rd in the Drivers' Championship with 54 points. He was retained for the 2000 season, but his Jordan EJ10 was unreliable, and he would only score a total of 2 podium finishes throughout the season. In 2001, he did not score any podium finish. After some low points finishes, injury, disagreements about the technical direction of the team (Frentzen reportedly offered to pay for the changes to fix the car, out of his own pocket) and then a string of retirements half way through the season, he was sacked by Jordan and would be replaced by Jean Alesi for the rest of the season. He would move on to Prost.

In 2002, after the Prost team folded, he moved on to Arrows, replacing Jos Verstappen who, despite having a 2002 contract, he faced financial issues. He scored two 6th places at Spain and Monaco, until the team folded before the end of the season. He went on to Sauber for the 2002 United States Grand Prix after Felipe Massa was given an one-race suspension.

In 2003 he returned back to the Sauber team, which he previously drove for in 19941996. He would score his final Formula One podium at the 2003 United States Grand Prix, until there was no offers left and he retired from Formula One.

His highs include being classified 2nd in 1997 for Williams, and winning two races and finishing 3rd in the championship in 1999 for Jordan.

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Constructor WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1994 Sauber Mercedes Sauber-Mercedes 7 13th Report
1995 Red Bull Sauber Ford Sauber-Ford Cosworth 15 7th Report
1996 Red Bull Sauber Ford Sauber-Ford Cosworth 7 12th Report
1997 Rothmans Williams Renault Williams-Renault 42 2nd Report
1998 Winfield Williams Williams-Mecachrome 17 7th Report
1999 Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan-Mugen-Honda 54 3rd Report
2000 Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan-Mugen-Honda 11 9th Report
2001 Benson & Hedges Jordan Honda Jordan-Honda 6 13th Report
Prost Acer Prost-Acer
2002 Orange Arrows Arrows-Ford Cosworth 2 18th Report
Sauber Petronas Sauber-Petronas
2003 Sauber Petronas Sauber-Petronas 13 11th Report

StatisticsEdit

WinsEdit

No. Race
1 1997 San Marino Grand Prix
2 1999 French Grand Prix
3 1999 Italian Grand Prix

F1 Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1994 Flag of Brazil Flag of the Pacific Community Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Europe Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 7 13th
Ret 5th 7th DNS Ret Ret 4th 7th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6th 6th 7th
1995 Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Europe Flag of the Pacific Community Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 15 9th
Ret 5th 6th 8th 6th Ret 10th 6th Ret 5th 4th 3rd 6th Ret 7th 8th Ret
1996 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of Europe Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Japan 7 12th
8th Ret Ret Ret Ret 4th 4th Ret Ret 8th 8th Ret Ret Ret 7th 6th
1997 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Austria Flag of Luxembourg Flag of Japan Flag of Europe 42 2nd
8th 9th Ret 1st Ret 8th 4th 2nd Ret Ret Ret 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 6th
1998 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Luxembourg Flag of Japan 17 7th
3rd 5th 9th 5th 8th Ret Ret 15th Ret Ret 9th 5th 4th 7th 5th 5th
1999 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Europe Flag of Malaysia Flag of Japan 54 3rd
2nd 3rd Ret 4th Ret 11th 1st 4th 4th 3rd 4th 3rd 1st Ret 6th 4th


2000 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Great Britain Flag of Spain Flag of Europe Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan Flag of Malaysia 11 9th
Ret 3rd Ret 17th 6th Ret 10th Ret 7th Ret Ret 6th 6th Ret 3rd Ret Ret
2001 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 6 13th
5th 4th 11th 6th Ret Ret Ret PO Ret 8th 7th Ret 9th Ret 10th 12th
2002 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of Great Britain Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 2 18th
DSQ 11th Ret Ret 6th 11th 6th 13th 11th Ret DNQ Ret 13th
2003 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 13 11th
6th 9th 5th 11th Ret DNS Ret Ret 9th 12th 12th Ret Ret 13th 3rd Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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NotesEdit

V T E Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Seasons
1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003
Season Reports
1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003
Teams
Sauber (1994-1996, 2002-2003) • Williams (1997–1998) • Jordan (1999-2001) • Prost (2001) • Arrows (2002)
Teammates
Karl Wendlinger (1994-1995) • Andrea de Cesaris (1994) • JJ Lehto (1994) • Jean-Christophe Boullion (1995) • Johnny Herbert (1996) • Jacques Villeneuve (1997-1998) • Damon Hill (1999) • Jarno Trulli (2000-2001) • Luciano Burti (2001) • Tomáš Enge (2001) • Enrique Bernoldi (2002) • Nick Heidfeld (2002-2003)
Other pages
Statistics • Teammate comparison • Category
V T E List of World Drivers' Championship runners-up
1950: Juan Manuel Fangio
1951: Alberto Ascari
1952: Giuseppe Farina
1953: Juan Manuel Fangio
1954: José Froilán González
1955: Stirling Moss
1956: Stirling Moss
1957: Stirling Moss
1958: Stirling Moss
1959: Tony Brooks
1960: Bruce McLaren
1961: Wolfgang von Trips
1962: Jim Clark
1963: Graham Hill
1964: Graham Hill
1965: Graham Hill
1966: John Surtees
1967: Jack Brabham
1968: Jackie Stewart
1969: Jacky Ickx
1970: Jacky Ickx
1971: Ronnie Peterson
1972: Jackie Stewart
1973: Emerson Fittipaldi
1974: Clay Regazzoni
1975: Emerson Fittipaldi
1976: Niki Lauda
1977: Jody Scheckter
1978: Ronnie Peterson
1979: Gilles Villeneuve
1980: Nelson Piquet
1981: Carlos Reutemann
1982: Didier Pironi
1983: Alain Prost
1984: Alain Prost
1985: Michele Alboreto
1986: Nigel Mansell
1987: Nigel Mansell
1988: Alain Prost
1989: Ayrton Senna
1990: Alain Prost
1991: Nigel Mansell
1992: Riccardo Patrese
1993: Ayrton Senna
1994: Damon Hill
1995: Damon Hill
1996: Jacques Villeneuve
1997: Heinz-Harald Frentzen*
1998: Michael Schumacher
1999: Eddie Irvine
2000: Mika Häkkinen
2001: David Coulthard
2002: Rubens Barrichello
2003: Kimi Räikkönen
2004: Rubens Barrichello
2005: Kimi Räikkönen
2006: Michael Schumacher
2007: Lewis Hamilton
2008: Felipe Massa
2009: Sebastian Vettel
2010: Fernando Alonso
2011: Jenson Button
2012: Fernando Alonso
2013: Fernando Alonso
2014: Nico Rosberg
2015: Nico Rosberg
2016: Lewis Hamilton
* Michael Schumacher was disqualified from the 1997 championship.
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