The Arrows contender for the 2002 F1 season is dubbed A23. The Asiatech engine used last year is replaced by a factory spec Cosworth engine also used by the Jaguar team. Not only the engine was replaced, 2000 and 2001 driver Jos Verstappen was replaced by German Heinz Harald Frentzen.
The A23 was designed at Leafield by a team of 20 design engineers, led by Technical Director, Mike Coughlan. The first man to drive the A23 was Enrique Bernoldi who took the wheel for a shakedown in the UK on February 3rd. The car was officially released with the new livery on the Wednesday before the season opening Australian Grand Prix.
The Tom Walkinshaw run team was dogged by money problems throughout the season. Frentzen did score some points but after a couple of races the financial situation forced Arrows to not take part in races. At the end of the season the team officially folded as multiple rescue plans failed to work. Arrows was the second team to go bankrupt within a year, after Prost Grand Prix seized operation early in 2002.
i miss the days when the starting grid was actually full of these beutiful F1 cars.......there were so many teams that died that should have lived...... Arrows will be remembered....
Well the Arrows is dead What a shame I think the FIA should be blamed for the lost of Arrows cause Arrows did all and more of what the FIA wanted, So what did the FIA do cause they missed a few races they put a massive fine on the team !! Thats why they missed the races any way !! So the little arrows went to pot !! so bye bye arrows we'll miss you.
Country of origin
Cosworth CR-3 72º V10
Mid, longitudinally mounted
2.998 liter / 182.9 cu in
4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
carbon fibre monocoque
inboard push rod operated double wishbone suspension
rack-and-pinion, power steering optional
carbon fibre discs, all-round
Rear wheel drive
600 kilo / 1322.8 lbs
Length / Width / Height
4520 mm (178 in) / 1800 mm (70.9 in) / 1000 mm (39.4 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r)
3080 mm (121.3 in) / 1465 mm (57.7 in) / 1410 mm (55.5 in)