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The Story So Far

Heinz-Harald Frentzen was born on May 18, 1967 in Germany. Early on he raced karts and then graduated up to Formula 3000 and WSC sports cars. During this time in WSC he drove for the Mercedes team with teammates Michael Schumacher and Karl Wendlinger. He began his Formula One career in 1994 with the Sauber team where he put up a nice qualifying performance that put him fifth on the grid in Brazil, and he then finished fifth in the next race, at Aida. At the end of the 1994 season he finished 13th in the points, in '95 9th, and in '96 12th. First career win: 4-27-97, San Marino GP - Imola




Career Highlights

  • 1984 - Runner-up in German Kart Championship
  • 1987 - Runner-up in German FF2000
  • 1988 - German Opel Lotus Champion
  • 1989 - Runner-up in German F3 Championship (three wins)
  • 1990 - International F3000
  • 1990 - Signed with Mercedes Benz WSC team (teammates, Michael Schumacher and Karl Wendlinger)
  • 1991 - WSC with Mercedes Benz (with Michael Schumacher and Karl Wendlinger)
  • 1993 - Japanese F3000 (raced with Eddie Irvine, Roland Ratzenburger and Mika Salo)
  • 1994 - Tested for March at Kyalami, then moved to Sauber (with JJ Lehto, Karl Wendlinger and Andrea de Cesaris)
  • 1995 - Sauber with Karl Wendlinger and Jean-Christophe Boullion
  • 1996 - Sauber with Johnny Herbert (another great driver)
  • 1997 - Replaces Damon Hill at Williams-Renault (with Jacques Villeneuve)
  • 1997 - First win - San Marino GP - Imola (4-27)
    * check out the press conference *
  • 1997 - First pole - Monaco GP (5-10)
  • 1997 - Second in the points (after Schumacher disqualification)
  • 1998 - 7th in the points - not a great year.
  • 1999 - Moves to Jordan Gp with Damon Hill.
  • 1999 - Two more wins, and 3rd in the points!
  • 2000 - A new team mate Jarno Trulli and 9th in the points.
  • 2001 - Another year with Jordan and Trulli plus factory Honda Engines.
  • 7/25/01 - Jordan GP releases Frentzen from contract.
  • 8/8/01 - Prost GP signs him for the remaining 5 races of 2001 season.
  • 2002 - Prost GP folds, and he signs with Arrows/Cosworth. Arrows folds.
  • 2003 - Signs With Sauber, now running Petronas/Ferrari engines.
  • 2004 - DTM touring car racing.