Formule 1 Arrows Thierry Boutsen
The Arrows A8 was a formula One car which the Arrows team used to complete in the 1985 and 1986 Formula One season. It was powered by the BMW M12 turbocharged engine looked after by Swiss engine guru Heini Mader
The A8 placed 8th in the 1985 Constructors’ Championship on 14 points which included a podium finish for Thierry Boutsen at Imola where he placed 3rd but was later moved to 2nd when winner Alain Prost’s McLaren was disqualified for being underweight !!! Boutsen himself was lucky to finish the race having run out of fuel within sight of the flag, though he had enough momentum to be able to coast over the line still in third place. This proved to be the A8’s high point as it was never again driven to a podium finish.
Category Formula One
Designer(s) Dave Wass
Chassis Aluminium and carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, pushrod dampers
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones,pushrod dampers
Axle track Front : 1,778 mm (70.0 in)
Rear : 1,651 mm (65.0 in)
Engine BMW M12/13, 1,499cc Straight 4, turbocharged, mid-engine.
Power 900 bhp / 671 KW @ 10,500 rpm
Torque 540 Nm / 398 ft lbs @ 8,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 600 bhp / liter
Weight 545 kilo / 1,202 lbs
Wheelbase / Track 2,794 mm (110 in) / 1,778 mm (70 in) / 1,651 mm (65 in)