Thursday 27th December 2001
In an era of huge salaries, 34-year-old German Heinz-Harald Frentzen bucked the trend by taking a substantial pay cut to sign a one-year deal with Arrows. It was still believed to be worth around £500,000. Frentzen was sacked midway through the previous season by Jordan after a poor performance at the British Grand Prix. “No matter. I want to race,” Frentzen said. “It’s my passion.” It turned out to be a mixed blessing as the Arrows team went bust before the season was out.