Frentzen's comedy of errors

Heinz-Harald Frentzen has revealed the reason for his retirement from the Hungarian Grand Prix: his Sauber car ran out of fuel

Frentzen's comedy of errors

"The race was an absolute pleasure for me until I ran out of fuel," said a bemused Frentzen. "The team obviously instructed me to come into the pits but the radio didn't work, so I didn't hear them. When they indicated to me with my pit stop board, I was just behind Kiesa and didn't see the signal."

Frentzen parked his car on lap 48. Both he and team-mate Nick Heidfeld had a more racy look about them in this race, with Heidfeld running close behind the likes of Michael Schumacher and Montoya in the early stages. He eventually came in ninth, just one place behind the world champion, showing that his position was not merely the result of the early traffic jam.

"On the one hand it's a shame to finish just out of the points," said Heidfeld. "But when you look at the driers who finished in front of me, I think I did a good job. My result confirmed the improvements we have made to the C22 car. We were able to score better than Jordan and BAR, our direct competitors who are using the same tyres."


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