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Footwork Arrows

Footwork Arrows was the name of a Formula One motor racing team, competing during the mid-1990s. Japanese businessman Wataru Ohashi began investing heavily in the Arrows team in 1990, the deal including requiring the cars to display the Footwork logo prominently. The team was officially renamed Footwork in 1991, and secured a deal to race with Porsche engines. Results were poorer than expected, and in 1992 they switched engine supplier to Mugen. Arrows retained the Footwork name until Ohashi withdrew his financial backing before the 1996 season, whereupon the name of the team reverted back to Arrows. Regardless, Jackie Oliver had retained operational control throughout the entire period.

Team History

1991

Arrows was officially renamed Footwork for . The season began with the A11C chassis with Porsche engines, but after neither Michele Alboreto or Alex Caffi qualified in Brazil there was a reshuffle with Alan Rees being made financial director and John Wickham named team manager. The prototype FA12 appeared but was then destroyed when its suspension failed in Tamburello Corner at Imola. Alboreto suffered a broken foot which required several stitches and Caffi damaged a second new car at Monaco. Alex was then hurt in a road accident and was replaced by Stefan Johansson for several races.

In June the team decided to replace the unsuccessful Porsche engines with Hart-prepared Cosworth DFR engines. Having failed to score points for a year the team was forced to pre-qualify from the half-way point of the season and appeared in the races only rarely in the second part of the year. Despite the problems the team opened a 40%-scale windtunnel at Milton Keynes.

1992

For , Caffi was dropped and Aguri Suzuki joined, bringing a supply of Mugen V10s. The FA13 chassis, designed by Alan Jenkins, was a conventional, straightforward car and Alboreto scored several times, the team finishing seventh in the Constructors' Championship.

1993

For , Alboreto was dropped to make way for Derek Warwick who joined Suzuki with Mugen engines and a new Footwork FA14 chassis. It was a disappointing year, however. At the end of the season Ohashi withdrew his sponsorship. The team lost its Mugen engines as a result, and had to return to Ford V8s for .

1994

Jenkins designed the Footwork FA15 for young drivers Gianni Morbidelli and Christian Fittipaldi but money was short. The neat car drew a number of admiring glances, with Fittipaldi taking 4th place at the Pacific Grand Prix, before being one of the stars of the Monaco event, running third at one point until his gearbox failed. Initially the car was fragile, but just as the team began to solve the problems, the revised regulations that followed the deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna robbed the cars of their neat aerodynamics. Further points were scored in the German Grand Prix, a race of attrition where the cars came 4th and 5th out of eight finishers, but at the end of the year there was a setback when Fittipaldi quit Formula One and headed to the IndyCar World Series in the United States. Wickham also departed.

1995

With an increasingly difficult financial situation the team picked pay-driver Taki Inoue to partner Morbidelli in the Jenkins-designed Arrows-Hart FA16. In the mid-season there was so little money that Morbidelli had to be replaced by Max Papis, although he returned for the last three races and scored Footwork's first podium in Adelaide. At the end of the year, Jackie Oliver and Alan Rees bought back the shares from Ohashi thanks to assistance from finance house Schwabische Finanz & Unternehmensberatung AG.

1996

In March 1996, Tom Walkinshaw acquired a controlling interest in the team by buying out Rees. Tom controlled 40% of the shares with an associate Peter Darnbrough buying 11% and Oliver retaining 49%. The team was renamed TWR Arrows for the remaining part of the 1996 season.

Complete Formula One results

(F1 driver results legend 2) (results in bold indicate pole position)
Year Chassis Engine(s) Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
Arrows A11C
Footwork FA12
Footwork FA12B
Porsche V12
Ford V8

U.S.

BRA

SMR

MON

CAN

MEX

FRA

GBR

GER

HUN

BEL

ITA

POR

ESP

JPN

AUS

0 NC
Alex Caffi DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ

Inj

Inj

Inj

Inj DNPQ DNPQ DNQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ 10 15

Stefan Johansson

Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ

Michele Alboreto Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNPQ DNQ 15 Ret DNQ 13

Footwork FA13 Mugen Honda V10

RSA

MEX

BRA

ESP

SMR

MON

CAN

FRA

GBR

GER

HUN

BEL

ITA

POR

JPN

AUS

6 7th
Michele Alboreto 10 13 6 5 5 7 7 7 7 9 7 Ret 7 6 15 Ret

Aguri Suzuki 8 DNQ Ret 7 10 11 DNQ Ret 12 Ret Ret 9 Ret 10 8 8

Footwork FA13B
Footwork FA14
Mugen Honda V10

RSA

BRA

EUR

SMR

ESP

MON

CAN

FRA

GBR

GER

HUN

BEL

ITA

POR

JPN

AUS

4 9th
Derek Warwick 7 9 Ret Ret 13 Ret 16 13 6 17 4 Ret Ret 15 14 10

Aguri Suzuki Ret Ret Ret 9 10 Ret 13 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7

Footwork FA15 Ford V8

BRA

PAC

SMR

MON

ESP

CAN

FRA

GBR

GER

HUN

BEL

ITA

POR

EUR

JPN

AUS

9 9th
Christian Fittipaldi Ret 4 13 Ret Ret DSQ 8 9 4 14 Ret Ret 8 17 8 8

Gianni Morbidelli Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 6 Ret 9 11 Ret Ret

Footwork FA16 Hart V8

BRA

ARG

SMR

ESP

MON

CAN

FRA

GBR

GER

HUN

BEL

ITA

POR

EUR

PAC

JPN

AUS 5 8th
Gianni Morbidelli Ret Ret 13 11 9 6 14

Ret Ret 3
Max Papis

Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 12

Taki Inoue Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 8 15 Ret Ret 12 Ret
Footwork FA17 Hart V8

AUS

BRA

ARG

EUR

SMR

MON

ESP

CAN

FRA

GBR

GER

HUN

BEL

ITA

POR

JPN

1 9th
Ricardo Rosset 9 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 11 8 9 Ret 14 13

Jos Verstappen Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 11

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