Arrows launches two-seat experience

Following in the wheeltracks of the McLaren two seater, Arrows F1 is the latest team to build an F1 car conforming to the FIA regulations - except for the number of occupants

Arrows launches two-seat experience

Since McLaren built their tandem Formula 1 machine, both Ganassi and Formula Palmer have built two seat race cars for the same purpose, to expose a chosen few to the experience that racing drivers are normally solely party to.

Arrows is first F1 team to follow McLaren's example, however. Their two-seater was launched on Friday March 31st.

The car was shaken down at Pembrey and completed 40, trouble free laps. Arrows F3000 boss Paul Stoddart, who undertook the initial testing of the machine, was effusive in its praise.

"The driveability and handling of this car surpasses many F1 cars and is a real pleasure to drive.

"Quite apart from more obvious first impressions of riding in the car, the comments from those who have experienced passenger rides was of the excellent viewing which is very important if they want to get a real 'birds eye' view of what Formula 1 is all about."

Arrows will use the two seater to demonstrate F1 to its commercial partners and VIP guests.

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