A wet but winning race for Frentzen and Jordan

On this day in 1999, a gritty drive and some crafty team work at Magny Cours delivered to Jordan's Heinz-Harald Frentzen his first career win in F1.

Brilliant strategy amid a downpour and a safety car intervention enabled team and driver team to outsmart the opposition.

As successive leaders Barichello, Schumacher and Hakkinen fumbled or fell to the side, Frentzen skillfully mastered the elements while Jordan's pitwall directed his course.

Frentzen would go on to also win in Italy in '99, the German driver finishing third in the drivers' championship.