Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
BBC Homepage feedback | low graphics version
BBC Sport Online
You are in: Motorsport: Formula One  
Front Page 
Results/Fixtures 
Football 
Cricket 
Rugby Union 
Rugby League 
Tennis 
Golf 
Motorsport 
Statistics 
Formula One 
Motorbikes 
Boxing 
Athletics 
Other Sports 
Sports Talk 
In Depth 
Photo Galleries 
Audio/Video 
TV & Radio 
BBC Pundits 
Question of Sport 
Funny Old Game 

Around The Uk

BBC News

BBC Weather

banner Friday, 2 March, 2001, 22:58 GMT
Frentzen's F1 cheating claim
Heinz-Harald Frentzen training in Melbourne
Frentzen will be looking for a good start in Melbourne
German Formula One driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen claims technical cheating is both rampant and easy to conceal in the sport.

"Cheating in Formula One is the easiest thing in the world," he told a German newspaper.

"And FIA (International Automobile Association) knows it," the Jordan driver added.

Frentzen made the claim in response to a question about whether drivers were contravening rules by secretly using computerised traction control software.

Traction control, currently banned, is to be reintroduced from the Spanish Grand Prix in late April amid acknowledgement that the FIA cannot effectively police its misuse.

"There are simply things in the software area that can't be controlled. There are programmes that can erase themselves," he said. He made his comments ahead of Sunday's Australian Grand Prix, which starts this year's F1 season

Search BBC Sport Online
Advanced search options
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to top Formula One stories are at the foot of the page.


Links to other Formula One stories

^^ Back to top