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MARCH 1, 2001

Arrows reveal evolutionary designs

ARROWS unveiled their new livery for the 2001 season at Albert Park on Thursday, and now look to build on their performance last year.

The car, in both livery and technology, is an evolution of last year's A21, and it remains mainly colored by their title sponsors Orange.

But significantly, the team has attained sponsorship from Red Bull, who are believed to be reducing their sponsorship input at rival team Sauber.

The Leafield-based team believe they are on the up, and hope to build on last year's seventh place in the constructors' championship.

"We had a good season in 2000 but we feel we can do better in 2001," said team-boss Tom Walkinshaw. "I hope the technical collaboration of Arrows, Asiatech, and Bridgestone will deliver the results."

While many designers have claimed a complete re-design of the cars was in order for this season, Arrows technical director Mike Coughlan said their new challenger will provide a solid platform to base the season upon.

"The key for the team this year is to keep up the forward momentum and we hope this evolutionary design will provide the platform for this," said Coughlan.

The team's main driver Jos Verstappen backed Coughlan's view and said: "It's hard to tell exactly what the car will be like after only a few runs, but I can sat that it feels similar to last year's car."