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The legendary Formula One F1 FOOTWORK/ARROWS PORSCHE A11C-03!

Embark on a journey through Formula 1 history with this iconic racing car, driven by the skilled hands of Michele Alboreto. Designed by the mastermind Ross Brawn, this Arrows A11 chassis, specifically the 03 model, marked PORSCHE's return to F1 since their last involvement as an engine supplier in 1962. By early 1991, the team had been acquired by the Japanese Footwork group and renamed accordingly, securing a deal to run Porsche V12 engines in place of the Fords.

In 1991, the team started the season with the A11C, a single-seater derived from the old Arrows A11, featuring the new Porsche V12 engine, the 3512.

  • Footwork Arrows Headquarters: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Categories: Formula 1
  • General Information
  • Active years: 1991 to 1996
  • Founder: Wataru Ohashi (Japan)
  • Director: Jackie Oliver (United Kingdom)
  • Formula 1 Participation years: 1991 to 1996
  • Chassis no.: 03
  • Driven by: Michele Alboreto
  • Number of participations for chassis no. 03: 3 F1 events
  • Chassis: Rolling
  • Engine: No PU
  • Gearbox: Not fitted
  • Signiture on the Arrrows: signed by Alex Caffi

Also included with this car are the official 1991 press kits announcing the exclusive cooperation with the brand and engine supplier PORSCHE. In addition, there are numerous photos with original signatures of F1 drivers Caffi and Alboreto. This adds to the car's exclusive and historical value for collectors or Porsche dealerships, making it one of the three chassis built and driven that are still in existence.

In 1990, Japanese entrepreneur Wataru Ohashi, president of the Japanese logistics company Footwork Express Co. Ltd, began investing large sums of money into the Arrows team. The agreement with the English team stipulated that the single-seaters would prominently display the "Footwork" logo. The team was officially renamed Footwork in 1991, with an agreement made for Porsche to supply engines. Jackie Oliver, the founder of the Arrows team, maintained operational control of the team throughout this period.

So, the year 1990 would be a transitional year, and Arrows would finish the season with the perennial Ford Cosworth and the A11B, a car designed by Robinson. With only two points at the end of the season, Arrows' finances hit rock bottom. Oliver asked Footwork for more money, which Ohashi accepted, but on the condition that he would take over the team. Thus, Arrows became Footwork.

In October 1990, the new car was presented. The A11C was still an evolution of the 1989 car and was equipped with the Porsche V12 engine. This car competed in the first Grands Prix of the 1991 season, awaiting the FA12 (FA for Footwork-Arrows), which arrived during the San Marino Grand Prix. This car was designed by former McLaren engineer Alan Jenkins, who was well acquainted with the Porsche engine.



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Item Location: The Netherlands
Joined April 2012
  Ron Reinders
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Country: Netherlands
City: Vriezenveen
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