Heinz-Harold Frentzen, David Coulthard and Jenson Button, 2002.
Jerez, season round up.
Back row: Johnny Herbert, Nortbeto Fontano, Olivier Panis, Shinji Nakano, Giancarlo Fisichella (current Ferrari test driver), Ralf Schumacher.
Middle row: Jos Verstappen, Mika Salo, Pedroa Diniz, Damon Hill, Jan Mangussen, Rubens Barrichello, Ukyo Katayama, Tarso Marques.
Front row: G-man, Jean, Heinz Harold Frentzen, Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher, Eddie Irvine, Mika Hakkinen, David Couthard.
The only man here still racing in Formula One is Michael. There are eleven world championships present in this photo.
Frentzen again in the blue Sauber Ferrari at Monaco, this time on the outside of a Jaguar (now Red Bull…) and being chased by a yellow Jordan (now Force India) and a pair of Minardis (now Toro Rosso)
Heinz-Harald Frenzen (Sauber) leads Ukyo Katayama (Tyrrell) during the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix.
The 1996 Monaco Grand Prix was a funny race. Pole sitter Michael Schumacher who had dominated a year earlier and would go on to dominate a year later in similar wet conditions, crashed out on the first lap. Damon Hill, set to win at the track that made his father most famous, suffered an engine blow-up while a good 30 seconds ahead of the pack. Then Jean Alesi stepped up, a noted rain master with the fast Benetton-Renault car, but he too suffered to mechanical failure. French driver Olivier Panis would go on secure Ligier’s final ever win in their final ever season, with David Coulthard finishing a close second.
Red Bull Racing RB95? No, it is Sauber’s 1995 car, the Sauber C14. Seen here driven by Heinz Harold Frentzen at Monaco. He would finish 9th in the championship with 15 of the team’s 18 points, helping them to 7th in the championship.
Red Bull and Sauber remained close partners until 2005 when they split with the Austrian drinks company purchasing British team Jaguar Racing.
Frentzen would go on to join Williams in 1997 but played second fiddle to team-mate Villeneuve, winning only one race at Imola that year. His 1999 season would go on to be much more successful, winning 2 races and finishing third in the championship. He would finish his career in 2003 with a return to his alma mater, Sauber.