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banner Saturday, 9 June, 2001, 14:15 GMT 15:15 UK
Eye problems force out Frentzen
Jordan's Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Frentzen will undergo tests in France
An eye problem has forced Jordan-Honda's Heinz-Harald Frentzen out of the Canadian Grand Prix.

Frentzen withdrew from Saturday's free practice session in Montreal with similar problems to those which caused him to crash in last month's Monaco Grand Prix.

The German crashed in Friday's practice session which left him complaining of dizziness and headaches.

Frentzen has returned to France where he is to undergo tests for visual and balance problems at a Nice clinic.


I look forward to being back in the driving seat at the Nurburgring
  Heinz-Harald Frentzen

But his problems present an opportunity for Jordan-Honda's Brazilian test driver Ricardo Zonta, who replaces the German for his 30th Grand Prix start.

Frentzen had piloted the Jordan-Honda to ninth place in the first practice session, and Zonta was immediately out on the circuit for the day's first session.

Frentzen meanwhile has his sights on returning for the European Grand Prix in Germany in two weeks time.

"I'm disappointed not to be driving in the race this weekend but wish the team and Ricardo all the best and look forward to being back in the driving seat at the Nurburgring," said Frentzen.


I really hope to do a good job for him and the Jordan team
  Ricardo Zonta

Jordan said it had not yet been decided whether Frentzen would be able to participate in tests at Silverstone in England next week.

Zonta said he sympathised with Frentzen.

"I am sure it is a big disappointment for Heinz that he will not race. I really hope to do a good job for him and for the Jordan team.

"In many ways, this is tougher than competing in your debut Grand Prix but I must say I am excited about getting into the car to race again."

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