Arrows A6

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Arrows A6
Arrows A6 2008 Silverstone Classic.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorArrows
Designer(s)Dave Wass
PredecessorA5
SuccessorA7
Technical specifications[1][2]
ChassisAluminium monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbones, springs
Suspension (rear)Double wishbones, springs
Axle trackFront: 1,791 mm (70.5 in)
Rear: 1,670 mm (66 in)
Wheelbase2,692 mm (106.0 in)
EngineCosworth DFY, 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in), 90° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionHewland FGA 5-speed manual
FuelValvoline
TyresGoodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsArrows Racing Team
Notable driversSwitzerland Marc Surer
Brazil Chico Serra
Australia Alan Jones
Belgium Thierry Boutsen
Debut1983 Brazilian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
23000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

The Arrows A6 was a Formula One car which the Arrows team used to compete in the 1983 and 1984 Formula One seasons. It was designed by Dave Wass and powered by the Cosworth DFY V8 engine. The A6 used a honeycomb monocoque frame, as a carbon fibre chassis was too expensive.[3]

Drivers of the A6 at various times included Marc Surer, Chico Serra, Thierry Boutsen and 1980 World Drivers' Champion Alan Jones.

The A6 was replaced during the 1984 season by the team's first turbocharged car, the A7.

An Arrows A6 was entered by Roger Cowman in the 1985 Formula 3000 championship for Slim Borgudd.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts. WCC
1983 Arrows Racing Team Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G BRA USW FRA SMR MON BEL DET CAN GBR GER AUT NED ITA EUR RSA 4 10th
Marc Surer 6 5 10 6 Ret 11 11 Ret 17 7 Ret 8 10 Ret 8
Chico Serra 9 Ret 8 7
Alan Jones Ret
Thierry Boutsen Ret 7 7 15 9 13 14 Ret 11 9
1984 Barclay Nordica Arrows Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G BRA RSA BEL SMR FRA MON CAN DET DAL GBR GER AUT NED ITA EUR POR 3 10th
Marc Surer 7 9 8 Ret DNQ Ret Ret
Thierry Boutsen 6 12 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1983 Arrows A6 Cosworth - Images, Specifications and Information". Ultimatecarpage.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
  2. ^ "STATS F1 • Arrows A6". Statsf1.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
  3. ^ Hodges, David (1990). A-Z of Formula Racing Cars. Bideford, UK: Bay View Books. p. 279. ISBN 1870979168.

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