Friday April 7th, 2000
Heinz-Harald Frentzen grabbed the first win of his Formula One career at the 1997 San Marino Grand Prix and on Sunday he hopes to mark his 100th race by repeating that feat.
The German, whose wife Tanja is expecting their first child at any time, believes he needs only a small change of luck to grab his first win of the season for Jordan.
"Last year, I was very unlucky here becase I spun off the track on oil left by Eddie Irvine's car and so, this time, I want to have a dose of better luck. I would love to celebrate my 100th race with a podium or a win."
Frentzen took a step towards that achievement by clocking the fourth best time in Friday's opening free practice session.
"I felt it was a good first day and I am happy how it went. The car felt good," he said. "We had no problems at all and we were able to do a lot of work on the set-up which is important. For me, the car felt good right from the start and that is always a good signal.
"I think I am in good shape for the weekend. I just hope it delivers some reward."