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JULY 27, 2001

Frentzen firing rumbles on

GERMANY is still reeling from the sudden shock dismissal of Heinz-Harald Frentzen in the week leading up to his home Grand Prix, with several magazines carrying previews of the weekend's events by the German and an advertising campaign by Jordan's sponsors left a trifle redundant.

Computer company Infineon, an offshoot of the German giant Siemens, said: "We knew nothing about the decision and I am sure we will be looking at the terms of our contract."

Within the team things were being kept tight-lipped, although nobody mentioned that to team driver Jarno Trulli. "When the news came suddenly yesterday, it was bad and hasn't helped anybody in the team," said the Italian, himself deciding whether to remain with Jordan or go to Renault Sport in 2002. "This weekend is not going to be easy."

Frentzen meanwhile is relaxing in Spain as his legal team assesses the next move, while his father has claimed that the Jordan's double Grand Prix winner suffered from sabotage.