ARROWS A8

Specifications

Model

A8

Year

1985

Team

BARCLAY ARROWS BMW

Drivers

Thierry BOUTSEN / Gerhard BERGER / Marc SURER / Christian DANNER

Engine

NO

State

SHOW CAR

Price

Sold

Description

The Arrows A8 was a Formula One car, designed by Dave Wass, which the Arrows team used to compete in the 1985 and 1986 Formula One seasons.
Powered by the BMW M12 turbocharged engine, its best finish was when Thierry Boutsen drove it to second place at the 1985 San Marino Grand Prix.

For 1985, Arrows continued with the Belgian driver Thierry Boutsen while Gerhard Berger was contracted to drive the second entry.
A podium finish was achieved by Boutsen at Imola where he placed third but was later moved to second 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.

The A8 scored 14 points during the 1985 season, placing Arrows eighth in the Constructors' Championship.

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