DECEMBER 13, 1999
Arrows joins forces with European Formula
In addition to the junior team status European offers Arrows increased production capability as the Ledbury-based operation has an F1-standard factory and equipment, having bought most of the machinery when Tyrrell Racing was closed down at the end of 1998. European's parent company European Aviation will also fly the team to and from races in its VIP aircraft.
The team is expected to run Pedro de la Rosa (with $7m worth of backing from Repsol) and Jos Verstappen (who is rumored to have $7m available for a drive) with Webber expected to be used as the test driver.
The Australian will be joined in the Arrows Junior Team by either British Formula 3 Champion Marc Hynes or South African Thomas Scheckter.