1997
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced Projects of the 1997 season

In 1997 Jacques Villeneuve became world champion in a controversial last race, were Michael Schumacher at that time the leader in the championship deliberately rammed Villeneuve whilst trying to defend. While new comer Lola appeared, a year to early, on the grid under pressure of MasterCard. After the Brazilian Grand Prix the team would not re-appear on the circuit. Besides the attempt of Sosprini to take over the team. Arrows
Arrows A18
Unraced 1990 - 1999 Unraced F1 engines

Arrows A18 powered by Volvo / Hart V10

Arrows Formula One Team powered by Volvo, this was almost a forgotten reality in 1997. The rumours first appeared in May 1996 for a collaboration between The Arrows team and Volvo. The Arrows A18 would already been powered by “badged” Volvo engines. No one took the rumour serious, but the reality was different.Probably the first rumours appeared when Tom Walkinshaw took over the Arrows Formula One Team in 1996. Tom