Hill, Williams talks rumoured to have broken down

LONDON, Aug 31 - Damon Hill's future in Formula One racing appeared in doubt today as rumours circulated he would be replaced in the Williams-Renault team next year by Germany's Heinz-Harald Frentzen. "Damon Hill is in pretty ...

LONDON, Aug 31 - Damon Hill's future in Formula One racing appeared in doubt today as rumours circulated he would be replaced in the Williams-Renault team next year by Germany's Heinz-Harald Frentzen. "Damon Hill is in pretty desperate straits," a reliable source within the sport said. "It seems his talks with Williams have broken down. He has started talking to several other teams about next season." The source said Hill, currently leading the drivers' champi- onship had approached the Jordan and Stewart teams, and has also been linked with the McLaren-Mercedes team. A second source in Germany said Williams had already offered Frentzen a seat for the 1997 season. Hill's manager Michael Breen, declined to comment on the rumours but has organised a news conference in London tomorrow (Sunday) to clarify the situation. Hill remained at his suburban Dublin home and declined to comment, as did the Williams team.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Damon Hill
Teams Mercedes , McLaren , Williams , Jordan