Frentzen rejoins Sauber for 2003

Sauber Petronas will compete in 2003 with Nick Heidfeld (25) and Heinz-Harald Frentzen (35). An option to extend Heidfeld's contract will be exercised tomorrow. Frentzen has signed a one-year contract. Felipe Massa (21) has been offered an ...

Sauber Petronas will compete in 2003 with Nick Heidfeld (25) and Heinz-Harald Frentzen (35). An option to extend Heidfeld's contract will be exercised tomorrow. Frentzen has signed a one-year contract. Felipe Massa (21) has been offered an opportunity to be the test and substitute driver for Sauber Petronas.

Peter Sauber Team Principal:

"The extension of Nick's contract was a formality. He has done an excellent job for our team and feels at home with us. The decision to replace Felipe Massa was not easy for me. Finally, the decisive factor was Heinz-Harald Frentzen's performance this year, which impressed us deeply. He is not only one of the fastest drivers in Formula One, he also knows how to move a team forward. Furthermore, he has proven that he is still highly motivated. I hope that Felipe Massa will accept our offer as test and substitute driver. We continue to be very interested in his development."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"I have a very special relationship with Peter Sauber. He brought me into Formula One and paved the way for my career. The performance of Team Sauber Petronas has impressed me tremendously over the years and I am convinced that together we will achieve a lot."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen has been one of the most successful drivers that the Sauber team has ever had. From 1994 to 1996, he earned 29 Championship points. His Formula One record includes two pole positions, three wins and the Vice Champion's title in 1997.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Nick Heidfeld , Felipe Massa , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber