Arrows A7

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Arrows A7
Boutsen Arrows A7 1984 Dallas F1.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Arrows
Designer(s) Dave Wass
Predecessor A6
Successor A8
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Aluminium monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, push-rod dampers
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones
Axle track Front: 1,727 mm (68.0 in)
Rear: 1,600 mm (63 in)
Wheelbase 2,667 mm (105.0 in)
Engine BMW M12/13, 1,499 cc (91.5 cu in), Straight 4, turbo, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Arrows / Hewland 5-speed manual
Fuel Valvoline
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Barclay Nordica Arrows BMW
Notable drivers 17. Switzerland Marc Surer
18. Belgium Thierry Boutsen
Debut 1984 Belgian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
14 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Arrows A7 was a Formula One car which the Arrows team used to compete in the 1984 Formula One season. The car made its debut at the 1984 Belgian Grand Prix held that year at Zolder. Driven by versatile Swiss fast man Marc Surer and Belgian Thierry Boutsen, the A7 scored only 3 points when Boutsen and Surer finished 5th and 6th respectively in the 1984 Austrian Grand Prix.

The A7 was the team's first time running a turbocharged engine. This was the same powerful BMW M12 Straight 4 which was also used by the Brabham team, though unlike Brabham who had BMW engineers looking after their engines, the Arrows engines were maintained and developed by Swiss engine guru Heini Mader. This left Arrows with around 800 bhp (597 kW; 811 PS) while the factory units were developing around 900 bhp (671 kW; 912 PS)


Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1984 Arrows BMW M12/13
S4 tc
G BRA RSA BEL SMR FRA MON CAN DET DAL GBR GER AUT NED ITA EUR POR 3 11th
Switzerland Marc Surer Ret Ret 11 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret
Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ret 11 DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 10 9 Ret

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