Jordan and Frentzen reach settlement

Jordan and Frentzen reach settlement

Heinz-Harald Frentzen and the Jordan F1 team have reached an amicable settlement after a legal dispute regarding Frentzen's sacking last year. Jordan abruptly dispensed with the German's services after the British Grand Prix, quoting poor ...

Heinz-Harald Frentzen and the Jordan F1 team have reached an amicable settlement after a legal dispute regarding Frentzen's sacking last year. Jordan abruptly dispensed with the German's services after the British Grand Prix, quoting poor performances as the reason.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen.
Photo by Mark Gledhill.
It was something of a puzzle why Frentzen was sacked, Jordan's reasoning never seemed adequate for such a drastic move and the German had previously been much in favour with the team. In 1999 Frentzen won two Grands Prix for the team and Jordan finished third in the Contsructors' standings.

Frentzen launched a legal battle after his sacking which has taken well over a year to come to a conclusion. Monty Field, Frentzen's manager reportedly said that a settlement had been reached this week. The German has had an unsettled time since leaving Jordan: he was forced to sit out races this year while Arrows struggled with financial problems and eventually quit the team in the summer.

It's still unknown what will happen to Arrows but it seems the team have run out of options and won't be on the grid next year. Frentzen, however, signed up for Sauber for 2003, the team he started his F1 career with in 1994.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Teams Sauber , Jordan