A team that began its time in Formula 1 under controversial circumstances,
Arrows’ 24-year spell in the championship came to an end in 2002 amid mounting financial problems.
Still the team with the most world championship race starts (counting the Footwork years)
under its belt – at 382 – without ever taking a victory, Arrows came close to troubling the
top step of the podium throughout its curious history – but fell short each time.
The British squad, started up by former Lotus F1 driver Jackie Oliver,
Alan Rees and Franco Ambrosio, went through multiple ownership changes in its latter years.
It spent six seasons as Footwork in the 1990s, before Tom Walkinshaw took over for 1997 and restored the Arrows name.
with the Scot’s investment helping to bring 1996 champion Damon Hill and famed designer
there’s no win count to help – and thus it proved a difficult task to come up with a definitive top 10…
1. Riccardo Patrese Arrows years: 1978-81 Arrows starts: 57 Points with team: 30
2. Derek Warwick Arrows/Footwork years: 1987-89, 1993 Arrows/Footwork starts: 63 Points with team: 31
3. Damon Hill Arrows years: 1997 Arrows starts: 16 Points with team: 7
4. Eddie Cheever Arrows years: 1987-89 Arrows starts: 46 Points with team: 20
5. Jochen Mass Arrows years: 1979-80 Arrows starts: 24 Points with team: 7
6. Thierry Boutsen Arrows years: 1983-86 Arrows starts: 57 Points with team: 16
7. Marc Surer Arrows years: 1982-84, 1986 Arrows starts: 47 Points with team: 8
8. Jos Verstappen Arrows/Footwork years: 1996, 2000-01 Arrows/Footwork starts: 50 Points with team: 7
9. Gianni Morbidelli Arrows/Footwork years: 1994-95 Arrows/Footwork starts: 26 Points with team: 8
10. Christian Fittipaldi Arrows/Footwork year: 1994 Arrows/Footwork starts: 16 Points with team: 6