Frentzen released from Arrows contract

After weeks of unrest and troubled times within the Arrows F1 team, Heinz-Harald Frentzen has been released from his contract. At the British Grand Prix in July Arrows failed to take part in the Friday practices and the following race in France...

After weeks of unrest and troubled times within the Arrows F1 team, Heinz-Harald Frentzen has been released from his contract. At the British Grand Prix in July Arrows failed to take part in the Friday practices and the following race in France both drivers intentionally failed to qualify. Arrows is in lengthy negotiations with investors that have caused ongoing problems for the team and Frentzen has had enough.

Arrows today released the following statement:

"OrangeArrows and Heinz-Harald Frentzen announced today that they have agreed to bring their contractual relationship to an end.

OrangeArrows Team Principal, Tom Walkinshaw, commented, "Heinz told us that due to the uncertainty at Arrows, he wished to stand down and we did not want to stand in his way. I'd like to wish him all the best and thank him for the hard work he put in at Arrows."

"I'd like to thank the team for the 12 races I have had with them", said Heinz-Harald. "The team definitely has real potential so I hope they can sort their problems out and realise their goals. I wish every one of them all the best for the future".

The identity of the driver who will partner Enrique Bernoldi from the Hungarian Grand Prix onwards will be announced in due course."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Enrique Bernoldi , Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Tom Walkinshaw