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Netherlands Arden International
Logo arden.jpg
Full name Telmex Arden International Motorsport
Founded 1997
Base United Kingdom Banbury, United Kingdom
Founder/s United Kingdom Christian Horner
Team principal/s United Kingdom Christian Horner
Race drivers 16. France Charles Pic
17. TBA
Race drivers 11. France Charles Pic
12. Venezuela Rodolfo González
12. Spain Javier Villa
GP2 Series Championship Career
Debut 2005
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 10
GP2 Asia Series Championship Career
Debut 2008
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 2
Other Series
Current Series GP2 Series
GP3 Series
Former Series Formula 3000
Italian Formula 3000
A1 Grand Prix
Driver's Titles 2003 Formula 3000 (Wirdheim)
2004 Formula 3000 (Liuzzi)
Team's Titles 2000 Italian Formula 3000
2002 Formula 3000
2003 Formula 3000
2004 Formula 3000

Arden International is an international Formula 3000/GP2 Series team, created by Christian Horner.

Initially created to raise up Horner's career, and then reliant on sponsorship from Viktor Maslov, the team began to get good results and was the best team of Formula 3000 in its last years, showing new talents to motorsport world like Darren Manning, Tomáš Enge, Björn Wirdheim and Vitantonio Liuzzi.

Yelmer Buurman driving for Arden at the Silverstone round of the 2008 GP2 Series season.

The team won two titles (2003, with Wirdheim and 2004, with Liuzzi), has scored 334 points, won 15 races and achieved 20 pole positions in Formula 3000.

In 2005, Arden stayed in the series, now rebranded as the GP2 Series and achieved second place in the Constructors' Championship with Heikki Kovalainen and Nicolas Lapierre, and second place in the Drivers' Championship with Kovalainen.

In 2006, Arden competed in GP2 with Lapierre and the rookie Michael Ammermüller (Neel Jani acted as a substitute for Lapierre when the latter was injured in the race at Monaco). This year, Arden suffered a massive drop, and had only 57 points to show, compared to the previous season's 126.

For 2007, Arden signed Bruno Senna, nephew of triple F1 champion Ayrton Senna, and A1 Team South Africa driver Adrian Zaugg.

For 2008, the team was renamed Trust Team Arden, after its Dutch title sponsor Trust. Swiss driver and Red Bull talent Sébastien Buemi and Dutchman Yelmer Buurman were its race line-up. Midseason, Buurman was replaced by ART Grand Prix outcast Luca Filippi.

For 2009, the team signed F3 frontrunners Sergio Perez and Edoardo Mortara.

Arden also operated A1 Team Great Britain in the first season of the A1GP series.

For 2010 they will operate a GP3 Series team with Mark Webber, the team will be called MW Arden. This builds on the fact that Mark Webber races for Red Bull Racing, which is run by Arden Team Owner and Team Principal of Red Bull Christian Horner.

Contents

Complete series results

GP2 Series Results[1]
Year Car Drivers Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2005 Dallara-Mecachrome Finland Heikki Kovalainen 5 4 1 105 2nd 2nd
France Nicolas Lapierre 0 1 1 21 11th
2006 Dallara-Mecachrome France Nicolas Lapierre 0 0 1 32 9th 4th
Germany Michael Ammermüller 1 0 0 25 11th
Switzerland Neel Jani 0 0 0 0 25th
2007 Dallara-Mecachrome Brazil Bruno Senna 1 0 0 34 8th 7th
South Africa Adrian Zaugg 0 0 0 10 18th
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 32nd
2008 Dallara-Mecachrome Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 2 0 0 50 6th 6th
Netherlands Yelmer Buurman 0 0 0 5 20th
Italy Luca Filippi 0 0 0 1 19th
2009 Dallara-Mecachrome Mexico Sergio Pérez 0 0 1 22 12th 8th
Italy Edoardo Mortara 1 0 2 19 14th
2010 Dallara-Mecachrome France Charles Pic
GP3 Series
GP3 Series Results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2010 Dallara Denmark Michael Christensen
Spain Miquel Monrás
Brazil Leonardo Cordeiro
A1 Grand Prix results[2]
Year Car Team Wins Poles Fast laps Points T.C.
2005-06 Lola-Zytek United Kingdom A1 Team Great Britain 0 1 0 97 3rd
Viktor Maslov in the Arden garage, 2001
  • D.C. = Drivers' Championship position, T.C. = Teams' Championship position.
  • † Involved as Arden Team Russia
  • ‡ Involved as Lukoil Arden Racing
  • [1] collaboration with KTR team

Timeline

1990s 2000s
97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Formulas International Formula 3000 GP2 Series
Italian F3000
A1GP
GP3

Sources

  1. ^ a b GP2 and Formula 3000 entrylist and complete results speedsportmag.com
  2. ^ A1GP complete resultsresults.a1gp.com
  3. ^ Italian Formula 3000 complete results speedsportmag.com

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