Bernoldi says Arrows have realistic chance

Recently confirmed as a driver for Arrows in 2002, Brazilian Enrique Bernoldi believes that the team have a realistic chance of scoring more points this season. Arrows have struggled in recent years - their best result in the Constructors' World...

Recently confirmed as a driver for Arrows in 2002, Brazilian Enrique Bernoldi believes that the team have a realistic chance of scoring more points this season.

Arrows have struggled in recent years - their best result in the Constructors' World Championship was 4th in 1998 and their last podium was Damon Hill's second in Hungary, 1997, when he narrowly missed the win due to hydraulic problems.

Powered by Asiatech in 2001 they scored a meagre 1 point, but for 2002 they have made the switch to Cosworth engines. Wins and podiums may still be out of reach but the new engines should see them in the points more often.

Speaking at the Autosport International show, UK, at the weekend, Bernoldi said that this year would show an improvement.

"This year we are going to be closer to the front of the grid. Our new package gives us a much better chance than last year. We will have much more power and I've seen the data from the wind tunnel, so I'm sure the aerodynamic package will be better too. The new engine and car will give us a realistic chance of scoring points. The goal is to be really competitive, but we're going to have to do it step by step."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Damon Hill