|Chassis||Rivited aluminium monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Rocker arms, lower wishbones, inboard coil springs|
|Suspension (rear)||parallel bars, coil springs|
|Axle track||Front: 1,153 mm (45.4 in)
Rear: 1,549 mm (61.0 in)
|Wheelbase||2,718 mm (107.0 in)|
|Engine||Cosworth DFV, 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in), 90° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted|
|Transmission||Hewland FGA 400 5-speed manual|
|Weight||591 kg (1,303 lb)|
|Notable entrants||Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team|
|Notable drivers||29. Riccardo Patrese
30. Jochen Mass
|Debut||1979 French Grand Prix|
The Arrows A2 was a Formula One racing car, designed by Tony Southgate and Dave Wass, was used by the Arrows team in the latter half of the 1979 Formula One season. Powered by a Cosworth DFV V8 engine and driven by Riccardo Patrese and Jochen Mass, it was relatively unsuccessful with its best finish being sixth on two occasions.
Design and development
For the 1979 season, Tony Southgate supervised the design and development of the Arrows A2. Unlike most contemporary cars, the engine and gearbox of the A2 were set at a four-degree angled incline. This enabled the use of aerodynamic underfloor sections across the full width of the chassis. This had the effect of raising the car's centre of gravity. The A2 generated extensive downforce, but at the expense of handling. Within weeks design work started on the A2's successor, the A3, and the A1 was brought back for one final entry in the 1979 season.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1979||Warsteiner Arrows||Ford Cosworth DFV||G||ARG||BRA||RSA||USW||ESP||BEL||MON||FRA||GBR||GER||AUT||NED||ITA||CAN||USA||5*||9th|
* 3 points scored using the A1B
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- Nye, Doug (1985). Autocourse History of the Grand Prix Car 1966 – 1985. Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom: Hazelton Publishing. ISBN 0905138376.
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