Arrows - Ford Cosworth A3 n.29 ninth Formula 1 World Champion 1980



The Arrows – Ford Cosworth A3 n.29 is a car that participated in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1980. The British team entrusted the design of the new car to Tony Southgate and Dave Wass. The traditional Ford Cosworth engine and the Hewland gearbox and Goodyear tires fitted an aluminum monocoque with a golden livery from the beer brewer Weirsteiner.

Riccardo Patrese with the Arrows – Ford Cosworth A3 n.29 arrived ninth in the 1980 Formula 1 World Championship, achieving a second place as best result. The Italian driver scored points only twice a season and in the Long Beach Grand Prix finished second behind Nelson Piquet’s Brabham. Together with team-mate Jochen Mass, they failed to achieve great results due to the car’s fragility.

The German seventeenth in the world championship with four points, was the protagonist of an accident in Austria that caused him a back injury, the team replaced him in the last races with Mike Thackwell and then with Manfred Winkelhock, but both failed to qualify.

Arrows - Ford Cosworth A3 n.29 seventeenth Formula 1 World Champion 1980
Arrows – Ford Cosworth A3 n.30

At the end of the season, Arrows finished seventh in the constructors’ championship won by Williams FW07B and world champion Alan Jones.


Arrows A3
Aluminium and carbon fibre monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Suspension front: Double wishbones, springs
Suspension rear: Double wishbones, springs
Tyres: Goodyear


Ford Cosworth DFV 2993 cc V8 90°
Mid, longitudinally mounted
Power: 366 Kw injection
Drive Type: Rear
Transmission: Hewland FGA 400 five speed manual gearbox
Fuel Brand: Valvoline
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt


Ninth in the Formula 1 World Champion 1980 with driver Riccardo Patrese

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