Zonta replaces Frentzen at Jordan

Jordan Grand Prix has terminated its contract with Heinz-Harald Frentzen with immediate effect for the 2001 and 2002 World Championships. "It has been a disappointing season for both of us," explained Jordan's Chief Executive, Eddie Jordan. "We...

Jordan Grand Prix has terminated its contract with Heinz-Harald Frentzen with immediate effect for the 2001 and 2002 World Championships.

"It has been a disappointing season for both of us," explained Jordan's Chief Executive, Eddie Jordan. "We had an exchange of views following the British Grand Prix and this is the outcome."

The team's third driver, Ricardo Zonta, will replace Frentzen for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, but it is not known at this time whether he will also contest the remainder of the 2001 Formula One season for Jordan.

"Following an unexpected termination of my contract by Jordan Grand Prix Limited, I will likely not be driving in Hockenheim this weekend," Frentzen said. "The reasons I have been given for this termination I contest in their entirety. My position in this matter is now under legal advice. Due to the current situation, I am unable to make any further comment whatsoever at this time."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Ricardo Zonta , Eddie Jordan
Teams Jordan