JUNE 19, 2001
Frentzen set to be cleared for European Grand Prix
Frentzen, who suffered the problems after a crash in the Monaco Grand Prix, is almost certain to race at his home event at the Nurburgring this weekend, but his team will confirm the news at a press conference on Thursday.
Despite racing in front of his home crowd Frentzen admitted that the circuit is not his favorite on the calendar as he prepares to replace stand-in driver Ricardo Zonta.
"The Nurburgring is not my favorite track, but it has some good points," said Frentzen.
"The Castrol-S corner at the end of the start/finish straight and the Veedol-S chicane at the end of the lap provide good overtaking opportunities."
Frentzen's team-mate Jarno Trulli, however, has fond memories of the Nurburgring and would love to repeat his podium finish of 1999.
Trulli said: "I know this track very well as I drove here many times in the German F3 Championship.
"I'm looking forward to the Nurburgring as I have very good memories from when I achieved my first podium here in 1999. It would be great to manage a similar result again this year."