Arrows A21

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Arrows A21
Jos Verstappen 2000 Monza (cropped).jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Arrows
Designer(s) Mike Coughlan
Eghbal Hamidy
Predecessor A20
Successor A22
Technical specifications
Chassis Moulded carbon fibre composite structure
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, in-board spring dampers, pullrod
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones, in-board spring dampers, pushrod
Engine Supertec FB02 71-degree V10
Transmission Arrows/Xtrac carbon-fibre six-speed longitudinal semi-automatic
Fuel Repsol
Tyres Bridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrants Arrows F1 Team
Notable drivers 18. Spain Pedro de la Rosa
19. Netherlands Jos Verstappen
Debut 2000 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
17 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Arrows A21 was the car with which the Arrows Formula One team competed in the 2000 Formula One season. It was driven by the young Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa, in his second year with the team, and experienced Dutchman Jos Verstappen, who had driven for the team in its Footwork guise in 1996.

The car proved to be very promising after the catastrophic 1999 season, but was too unreliable to score more than a handful of points-scoring finishes. De la Rosa looked set for podium finishes at Hockenheim and the A1-Ring, but lost time after a spin in the former and suffered gearbox failure in the latter. Verstappen also produced a number of impressive performances, culminating in fourth place at Monza. The A21 was also noted for consistently having amongst the highest straight-line speed of any car in the 2000 season.[1]

The 2000 season also saw the team adopt a distinctive black-and-orange livery, in deference to their new title sponsor, Orange.

The team eventually finished seventh in the Constructors' Championship, with seven points.

The Arrows A21 at the 2000 US GP.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
2000 Arrows F1 Team Supertec V10 B AUS BRA SMR GBR ESP EUR MON CAN FRA AUT GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN MAL 7 7th
Pedro de la Rosa Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 6 DNS Ret Ret Ret 6 16 16 Ret Ret 12 Ret
Jos Verstappen Ret 7 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 13 15 4 Ret Ret 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 2000 Teams Review". Atlas F1. Retrieved 7 November 2014.