1993 Footwork-Mugen-Honda FA14
Offered by Bonhams | Chichester, U.K. | April 16, 2023
Footwork was the name the Arrows team competed under in Formula One from 1991 through 1996. The name is actually that of their largest investor/sponsor, Footwork Express, a Japanese logistics company.
1993 was the second of two seasons that the team sourced their 3.5-liter V10 engines from Honda, which were branded as Mugen-Honda. Output was likely around 720 horsepower. This chassis, FA14-04, retains its engine, but that engine is lacking internals. So it’s essentially a roller.
The competition history for this one includes:
- 1993 Spanish Grand Prix – 10th (with Aguri Suzuki)
- 1993 Canadian Grand Prix – 13th (with Suzuki)
- 1993 French Grand Prix – 12th (with Suzuki)
- 1993 British Grand Prix – 23rd, DNF (with Suzuki)
- 1993 German Grand Prix – 22nd, DNF (with Suzuki)
- 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix – 16th, DNF (with Suzuki)
- 1993 Belgian Grand Prix – 22nd, DNF (with Suzuki)
- 1993 Italian Grand Prix – 22nd, DNF (with Suzuki)
- 1993 Portuguese Grand Prix – 23rd, DNF (with Suzuki)
- 1993 Japanese Grand Prix – 17th, DNF (with Suzuki)
- 1993 Australian Grand Prix – 7th (with Suzuki)
So, no points for this car, and quite a string of bad luck. I kind of love relatively livery-less F1 cars from this era. They look so plain as to be almost homebuilt. But even a mid-pack car like this was highly sophisticated in its day. The estimate now is $145,000-$190,000. Click here for more info.