DTM

Frentzen extends Opel contract

Heinz-Harald Frentzen, former runner-up in the Formula 1 World Championship, will also be racing for Opel in the DTM in 2005. At the occasion of the DTM invitation race in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai, Opel's motorsport director Volker...

Heinz-Harald Frentzen, former runner-up in the Formula 1 World Championship, will also be racing for Opel in the DTM in 2005. At the occasion of the DTM invitation race in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai, Opel's motorsport director Volker Strycek announced the extension of the contract with the driver from M?nchengladbach, Germany.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen.
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"The current contract included an option for an extra season with Opel in the DTM. Heinz-Harald Frentzen has taken up that option in time. We are happy that our co-operation with him will continue next year", Strycek said.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen is also delighted about his extended involvement in the series. "I have really found a new home with Opel in the DTM. Indeed, my debut in the DTM hasn't been easy, but anyone who knows me and has been following my career will also know that I don't give up that easily. Also when things are not running that well."

"I knew from the very beginning that my debut in the DTM wouldn't be an easy affair. Most of my colleagues who have switched into the DTM had their learning phase as well. In the DTM, you don't just get in and win races right away. It has taken time for other drivers and so it does for me."

"Another thing is that I have been pushed off the track several times during the first few races. But all in all, driving in the DTM is a real pleasure for me, and so is the contact with the fans."

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Series DTM
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Volker Strycek