German GP: Arrows race notes

After a great deal of hard work, the 2002 German Grand Prix produced disappointing results for the OrangeArrows team. Enrique Bernoldi had a good start to his race and was part of a very tight midfield group of cars. His car suffered an engine...

After a great deal of hard work, the 2002 German Grand Prix produced disappointing results for the OrangeArrows team.

Enrique Bernoldi had a good start to his race and was part of a very tight midfield group of cars. His car suffered an engine failure in the closing stages on lap 48.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen's car stalled on the grid at the start of the race so had to be re-started by the OrangeArrows mechanics in the pit-lane. Unfortunately by the time Heinz rejoined the race he was three laps down. He ultimately retired on lap 21 with a hydraulic leak.

Enrique Bernoldi

"I was having a good race today as there was a big group of us out there together. I was running with low wing so, although I could catch them, it was hard to get past through the corners. It's a real shame as we have so much potential but we'll keep working hard, have a small break, and will be back fighting-fit in Hungary."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen

"I don't know what happened at the start. The engine just died and that was really the end of my race. I was having difficulties selecting gears when I came in for my pit-stop and the team told me I had a hydraulic leak and took the decision to retire the car. It's pretty disappointing that this should happen at my home Grand Prix but problems like this can strike anywhere."

Graham Taylor, Chief Race Engineer, OrangeArrows

"Following an unfortunate stall at the start of the race, Heinz was running at a reasonable pace but, being three laps down, was handicapped by the leaders catching him. Enrique was running well but we were overworking the tyres with a low downforce strategy. This allowed him to catch the cars in front but he was struggling at the end of his stints. He then suffered an engine failure. Overall, a very disappointing result for us."


Enrique Bernoldi
Position: DNF
Chassis No: A23-03


Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Position: DNF
Chassis No: A23-01

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Enrique Bernoldi , Heinz-Harald Frentzen