|First race||Brazilian Grand Prix||Interlagos||March 27, 1994||Race results|
|Last race||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka||October 12, 2003||Race results|
Heinz-Harald graduated from karting to Formula Ford. He raced in the 1988 GM Euroseries, giving Mika Hakkinen a hard time in the final two rounds. He was second in German Formula Three in 1989, behind Karl Wendlinger but ahead of Michael Schumacher. A move into sports cars with the Mercedes junior team followed. He drove in Formula 3000 at the same time, but it did not propel him to Formula One, so he raced in Japanese Formula 3000. Good form clinched a ride with Sauber for 1994. He drove some storming races in 1995 against superior cars, coming third at Monza. Replacing Damon Hill at Williams in 1997, he won at Imola, but no wins followed and he moved to Jordan for 1999. Victories at Magny-Cours and Monza ranked him third overall, but his 2000 campaign was less satisfactory as he had to settle for a pair of thirds. Jordan dropped him during 2001 and a shift to Prost saved his career, but the team folded and Heinz-Harald was snapped up by Arrows for 2002. This was no dream move, though, as the team folded before the year was out. After standing in at Sauber for one race, he joined them full-time for 2003. Despite finishing third at the rain-hit US Grand Prix, he was dropped at season's end. He restarted his career in German Touring Cars in 2005, racing for Opel and then Audi.
Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books