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Pics Request: Jari Nurminen testing Arrows

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#1 Tumppi@BXL

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Posted 23 January 2003 - 21:46


As TNF seems to be the place to sort out the weirdest requests, I challenge you all on this one:

A Finn called Jari Nurminen tested Arrows (if I remember correctly) in 1986. Afterwards he went to compete a couple of seasons in F3000 without notable success. Would anyone be able to share pictures of this test?



#2 Felix Muelas

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Posted 23 January 2003 - 22:17

I remember it.
I don´t know if I will find a picture, but if I don´t, Rainer will.
Keep glued to the screen... :lol:
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#3 Felix Muelas

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Posted 23 January 2003 - 23:11

I would have sworn that I had a colour one...I might have just figured it out. :blush:
Anyway, here´s your picture, enlarged from a really tiny piece that I found.
I still think that Rainer will come to the rescue :rolleyes: Posted Image

#4 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 24 January 2003 - 00:44

Sorry guys, I have disappoint you, the picture Felix is posting is the same that I've got, but possibly from a different source. It is not of any better quality either... :|

I do also have some videotape from the same Donington Park test session storaged somewhere...

#5 ghinzani

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Posted 24 January 2003 - 11:58

Not such a flying Finn was Jari! he drove for Magnum at the begining of 85 in F3 also I beleive.. he also ran in Italian F3 with Venturini alongside Apicella IIRC - they then used his big bucks to move up to F3000 by amalgamating with former F1 team Euroracing... unfortunately the Dallara F3000 car theyr an was described as a "bus"... I think at one stage Jari was linked with the 2nd Coloni F1 seat for 1988 however this failed to materialise.

#6 Tumppi@BXL

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Posted 24 January 2003 - 16:38


Thanks Felix, an amazing achievement. Shame about the quality though. Anyway, this was a nice Friday-morning teaser trivia for a couple of my friends: name the car, year, track and driver :)

Now, asking for pictures on Markku "Maximum Attack" Alén testing F1 should be a piece of cake, compared to this :) Why do I seem to remember, he too was testing an Arrows at around the same time. Perhaps I'm wrong though.


#7 Jerry Entin

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:44

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Jari Nurminen in his Barclay Arrows Racing Outfit.
This was a press shot for what was thought to be Jari's entry into Formula One. He wasn't granted a Super License and this deal fell through at the last moment.

photo - Rodney Dodson collection

#8 bigears

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 14:04

A while ago, I emailed him about his F3000 career but then I asked him a question about F1:

A completely off-topic question, have you ever been involved in Formula One? I seem to recall you taking part in a test session at Donington in 1986. Was there any more tests?

The same year I also tested F1 in Belgium
In 86 I drove a lot more tests for Arrows BMW aswell

Arrows also offered me a spot as a race car driver for 1987, but I didn't find the funding for it so I couldn't go along

I had a signed a year long contract with Coloni for Formula 1 -racing for 1988, but it was later scrambled because the Finnish AKK didn't support me for a F1 Superlicense.

#9 Gabrci

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 14:34

I do have a colour photo of him in the Arrows, but it's not mine, just something I found on the net a while ago and I'm quite unsure about the copyright, so if someone is interested, please just drop me a PM and I'll send the link.