Two more years for Frentzen at Jordan

Heinz-Harald Frentzen has signed a new two-year deal with the Jordan Grand Prix team.

Two more years for Frentzen at Jordan

Frentzen told reporters yesterday (Wednesday) that he would stay with the Silverstone-based squad, but Jordan officially announced the news at Hockenheim today. The deal ends speculation that the German could have been Jaguar-bound for 2001.

Frentzen finished third in the 1999 drivers' championship, but is currently languishing in ninth in this year's world title fight. The team is losing ace designer Mike Gascoyne to Benetton, but with a works Honda deal in the bag, the 33-year-old will drive for the team until the end of the 2002 season.

"I am delighted to be continuing my career with Jordan," said Frentzen. "The arrival of Honda is viewed as a significant step forward for Jordan and together we expect to reach the highest level of success. I am committed to do everything I can in order to achieve it."

Team boss Eddie Jordan added: "We are delighted to have Heinz for another two years. He is Jordan Grand Prix's most successful driver to date in terms of wins, points and front row grid positions, and we expect him to play a key role in our challenge for championship honours with our 2001 partners Honda and Bridgestone."

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