It’s the summer of 2002, the Orange Arrows team from Tom Walkinshaw is on the edge of bankruptcy. It’s the summer Paul Stoddart loves to see Walkinshaw burning and will have the ultimate payback in 2003 when purchasing most of the team’s assets in favour of his Minardi team. Moreover, it is the summer of many rumours in and outside the paddock. Arrows is sold to an American, Arrows is
Nearly five years ago i published one of my first articles on unracedf1.com. The last twenty-Five years of Team Lotus Part 1. There are multiple reasons why it never came to a part two in those years. However, this article can be seen as Part 2. After the team went into bankruptcy the team was rumoured a couple of time to return to the paddock. Eventually the team made it’s
Here we are again at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit for the opening race of the 2003 season. Verstappen made a deal with the Minardi F1 Team, Frentzen would race his last season in the Formula One with Sauber and Michael Schumacher was already dominating the season without racing one single lap. Arrows Grand Prix International was just a faded memory of the past. The team was, the Arrows A23
March 2002 the Formula One arrives at Albert Park in Australia for the first race of the season. Prost Grand Prix is missing and three other teams are struggling to stay on the grid Minardi, Jordan Grand Prix and Orange Arrows. Six months later Arrows disappeared from the grid due to mismanagement and a lack of financial backing. A messy season with one highlight the Arrows A23, a car I
Super Nova Racing Limited, as the official name was of the team, was established in 1991 and competed in two seasons of the All Japanese Formula Three Championship before the team moved their headquarters in 1994 to England, to compete in Europe’s International Formula 3000 series. A year later, the first rumours appeared of Super Nova’s Formula One plans. From buying the bankrupted Team Lotus, to merging with the Arrows
Lets go back to the year 2002, Toyota appeared on the grid with their own team, while Renault took over the Benetton team. Prost was lost, and the Phoenix would not arise from its ashes. The future for Minardi and the Orange Arrows team? Well it wasn’t that good either. Arrows would leave mid-season. However, many attempts were made to save the team. So did Oliver Behring who came with
In the summer of 2000 AMT, Asia Motor Technologies, acquired the totality of the Peugeot Formula One Engine project. After several difficult years Peugeot decided to stop with their Formula One project. AMT, under the lead of Enrique Scalabroni, announced a few weeks later it closed an exclusive deal with the Arrows F1 Team. Later In the season the Arrows AMT A21 would appear on Valencia for their first test.