Frentzen too sensitive for F1, says Williams


LONDON: German Formula One driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen is too sensitive to succeed in the sport, his former boss Frank Williams said on Monday. 

The 35-year-old was let go by Williams after winning just once in his two years at the English team in 1997 and 1998. 

He looked to have rebuilt his reputation when he went on to Jordan and won two Grand Prix finishing third in 1999, but then fell out with team leader Eddie Jordan in 2001 whom he is still pursuing through the courts for compensation on his contract after he was sacked midway through the season. 

Things got little better for him as he joined up with Prost which went bust last year. 

He fared little better at Arrows, who endured similar financial problems but has now returned to another of his former teams Sauber. 

However, while Williams praised Frentzen for his handling of the car he said he was too sensitive for the hardness of the sport. 

“I don’t know of any other driver who has such a fantastic feeling for the car he drives as Frentzen does,” Williams told the BBC. “But Heinz-Harald is a very sensitive character and not hard enough for this business.” – AFP 

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