According to the German TV station ARD and the newspaper Bild Am Sontag,
Hakkinen is in the dog house with Ron Dennis. There was no reason.
There was also an interview with M. Schumaker and he did confirm he was
talking to Mercedes Benz and Williams about a drive for 1998. His
contract with Ferrari can be cancelled for 1997 if he does not reach at
least a 3rd place in the drivers championship.
According to the newspaper HH Frentzen has signed an option with Frank
Williams to drive for 1997, again MB would like to see a German with a MB
engine behind him. Also this option was going to expire at the British
Grand Prix this year.