JANUARY 31, 2001
The things that F1 cynics will say...
Arrows, by the way, is busy denying that there are problems with its relationship with Chello following reports that all was not well. The team is planning to launch the 2001 sponsorship package in Australia. Arrows's head of strategic and acquisition development Andy King said that no official announcement has been made by Chello and that meetings are still taking place with Arrows.
The loss of Chello would be a blow to Arrows following the departure of Repsol-YPF but with Enrique Bernoldi bringing a big budget with him at least some of the slack will be taken up. Orange is expected to remain with the team but it remains to be seen whether the team's other big sponsor Eurobet will continue. It is possible that Chello may be seen on the Prost team as Chello and Prost backer PSN are affiliated companies.