The Arrows A3, as driven by Riccardo during the 1980 F1 season, made its first appearance in 2010 with Phil Hall at the wheel during the Superleague Festival held at Silverstone on the weekend of the 2nd-4th April. Phil is racing the car, with Accurate Racing, in the Masters Series and here's how things went from his point of view:

“We had a few teething problems over the weekend which unfortunately resulted in us losing bodywork during the car very first test.  Nick Padmore, Accurate Racing’s driver coach, drove the car on Thursday’s shake down and while travelling at speed down the Hanger Straight unfortunately one of the bodywork clips sheared and we lost the right side pod.   That put an end to our testing and set up as we had to revert to using some of the 1981 Ragno bodywork and me shaking the car down during qualifying on the Friday, a baptism of fire for me as it was the first time I had driven the A3.  Also, combining the Warsteiner livery of 1980 and the Ragno livery of 1981 wasn’t the look I was intending for its inaugural race following the rebuild completed by by Adam Brock, but the car performed well in the first race until we suffered fuel starvation.  During the first race I managed to get up to 4th having qualified 7th out of 14 which was very pleasing considering it was my first time in the car, I was pleased with both my performance and that of the car. The second race however was a disaster as we suffered brake problems at the first corner which forced me to retire.”

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