ARROWS – FORD COSWORTH A3 n.29
The Arrows – Ford Cosworth A3 is a car that participated in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1981. 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. Riccardo Patrese with the Arrows – Ford Cosworth A3 n.29 arrived eleventh in the Formula 1 World Championship 1981, achieving a second place as best result.
The Italian driver scored points in two races in season, the first in Grand Prix of Brazil at circuit of the Jacaperagua where he arrived third, while in Grand Prix of San Marino at the circuit of Imola he arrived second behind at Carlos Reutemann with the Williams – Ford Cosworth FW07C.
The team mate is Italian driver Siegfried Stohr did not score points this season with the best result a seventh place in Grand Prix of Netherland. So Arrows finished eighth in the constructors’ title.
The title of world champion was won by Nelson Piquet with the Brabham – Ford Cosworth BT49C.
Designed: Tony Southgate and Dave Wass
Aluminium and carbon fibre monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Suspension front: Double wishbones, springs
Suspension rear: Double wishbones, springs
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
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
Eleventh in the Formula 1 World Champion 1981 with driver Riccardo Patrese
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