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Tyrrell Racing Organization

 
Team Principal Ken Tyrrell GBR (1968-97)
Harvey Postlethwaite GBR (1998)
Designers Mike Gascoyne GBR (1994-1996)
Mike Caughlan GBR (1992-1993)
George Ryton GBR (1991-1992)
Jean-Claude Migeot FRA (1989-90, 94-95)
Harvey Postlethwaite GBR (1989-91, 94-98)
Brian Lisles GBR (1986-88)
Maurice Phillippe GBR (1978-88)
Derek Gardner GBR (1970-77)
Website Historic Team Tyrrell
Project P34

Team History

In the late 1950's Ken Tyrrell put together a Formula Three race team run out of the woodshed of his family business. Moving up to Formula Junior in 1959 his team gave several drivers their first taste of single-seater racing, including Jacky Ickx and John Surtees. Then in 1963 Ken first ran the driver who would take the team to F1 glory, Jackie Stewart. While Tyrrell was contracted to run the BRM Formula Two team from 1965-67,  Stewart drove for the BRM Grand Prix team. Then in 1968 Ken Tyrrell put together a deal with Ford, Matra and Elf to go into Formula One under the name "Matra International" with Stewart as the driver.

The combination of the Matra chassis and Ford power was fast right from the start, winning for the first time at the Dutch GP - just the third race for the team. Stewart took two more wins and carried the team to third place in the Constructors Championship despite running just one car for all but two of the races. A new chassis was built for 1969 and the team expanded to a full-time two car effort with Jean-Pierre Beltoise, even running a third car for Johnny Servoz-Gavin at the end of the season. The team blitzed the competition and won both the drivers and constructors titles.

Despite the success, Matra insisted on running its own engines in 1970 and in order to keep his strong ties with Ford, Ken Tyrrell bought customer March chassis and set about building his own car. The Tyrrell 001 was designed by Derek Gardner and built in complete secrecy at the teams now famous woodshed in Surrey during the course of the season. 001 made its debut at the Canadian GP and Stewart shocked the paddock by putting the car on pole position, although reliability was an issue and the car did not finish any of the three races that it was entered in.

By the start of the 1971 season the team had ironed out the problems with the 001 and proceeded to build two more cars, 002 for Francois Cevert and 003 for Stewart, who won six of the eleven Grand Prix en route to his second World Championship. The team finished the year with more than twice the number of points of the second place constructor, BRM.

To be continued...

Team Record

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Driver Start Win Pole FLap Pts Pos
1968 Matra MS10
Matra MS9
Cosworth DFV V8 DU Stewart / Beltoise / Servoz-Gavin
Servoz-Gavin (2 races)
12 3 0 3 44 3rd
1969 Matra MS80
Matra MS84
Matra MS10
Cosworth DFV V8 DU Stewart
Beltoise
Servoz-Gavin (2 races)
11 6 2 6 85 1st

 

1970 South African GP: Jackie Stewart at the wheel of a March 701 Jackie Stewart at the 1971 South African GP in 001 Nurburgring 1973: Francois Cevert in the 006  

 

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Driver Start Win Pole Lap Pts Pos
1970 001
March 701
Cosworth DFV V8 DU 1 Stewart
2 Cevert, Servoz-Gavin
13 1 4 0 48 3rd
1971 003
002
001
Cosworth DFV V8 GY Stewart
Cevert
Revson (1 race)
11 7 6 4 73 1st
1972 005
004
003B
Cosworth DFV V8 GY 1 Stewart
2 Cevert
12 4 2 4 51 2nd
1973 006 Cosworth DFV V8 GY 5 Stewart
6 J.Scheckter, Cevert
15 5 2 2 82 2nd
1974 007 Cosworth DFV V8 GY 3 J.Scheckter
4 Depailler
15 2 1 3 52 3rd
1975 007B Cosworth DFV V8 GY 3 J.Scheckter
4 Depailler
14 1 0 1 25 5th
1976 P34 Cosworth DFV V8 GY 3 J.Scheckter
4 Depailler
16 1 1 2 71 3rd
1977 P34B Cosworth DFV V8 GY 3 Peterson
4 Depailler
17 0 0 1 27 =5th
1978 008 Cosworth DFV V8 GY 3 Depailler
4 Pironi
16 1 0 0 38 4th
1979 009 Cosworth DFV V8 GY 3 Jarier / Pironi
4 Pironi /
Daly (1)
33
Daly (2)
15 0 0 0 28 5th

 

Francois Cevert in Tyrrell 006 during 1973 The 6 wheel Tyrrell P34 Long Beach '78: Depailler in the 008  

 

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Driver Start Win Pole Lap Pts Pos
1980 010 Cosworth DFV V8 GY 3 Jarier
4
Daly
43 Thackwell (Canadian GP)
14 0 0 0 12 6th
1981 010B Cosworth DFV V8 AV 3 Alboreto
4 Zuninho
15 0 0 0 10 =8th
1982 011 Cosworth DFY V8 GY 3 Alboreto
4 Henton / Borgudd
16 1 0 2 25 7th
1983 011B Cosworth DFY V8 GY 3 Alboreto
4 Sullivan
15 1 0 0 12 =7th
1984 012 Cosworth DFY V8 GY 3 Brundle
4 Bellof, Thackwell
16 0 0 0 0 -
1985 014
012B
Renault EF4B V6t
Cosworth DFV V8
GY 3 Brundle, Bellof (1 race)
4 Bellof (8 races), Capelli
16 0 0 0 7 11th
1986 015 Renault EF4B V6t GY 3 Brundle
4 Streiff
16 0 0 0 11 7th
1987 DG016 Cosworth DFZ V8 GY 3 Palmer
4 Streiff
16 0 0 0 11 =6th
1988 017 Cosworth DFR V8 GY 3 Palmer
4 Bailey
16 0 0 0 5 8th
1989 018
017B
Cosworth DFR V8 GY 3 Palmer
4 Alesi, Alboreto, Herbert
16 0 0 1 16 5th

 

1982: Brian Henton on the streets of Monaco in the 011 1986 Philippe Streiff at Imola in the 015 Jonathan Palmer in the 017 during the Italian GP 1988 Jean Alesi in the 1990 019 at Imola

 

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Driver Start Win Pole F Lap Pts Pos
1990 019
018B
Cosworth DFR V8 PI 3 Nakajima
4 Alesi
16 0 0 0 16 5th
1991 020 Honda RA101E V10 PI 3 Nakajima
4 Modena
16 0 0 0 12 6th
1992 020B Ilmor 2175A V10 GY 3 Grouillard
4 DeCesaris
16 0 0 0 8 6th
1993 021
020C
Yamaha OX10A V10 GY 3 Katayama
4 DeCesaris
16 0 0 0 0 -
1994 022 Yamaha OX10A V10 GY 3 Katayama
4 Blundell
16 0 0 0 13 =6th
1995 023 Yamaha OX10A V10 GY 3 Katayama, Tarquini
4 Salo
17 0 0 0 5 =8th
1996 024 Yamaha OX11A V10 GY 18 Katayama
19 Salo
16 0 0 0 5 8th
1997 025 Cosworth ED5 V8
Cosworth ED4 V8
GY 18 Verstappen
19 Salo
17 0 0 0 2 10th
1998 026 Ford Zetec-R V10 GY 20 Takagi
21 Rosset
16 0 0 0 0 -
       

TOTALS:

535 23 14 32 617  

 

1997 Argentinian GP the infamous 025 X-Wing! Mika Salo in '96 Tyrrell 024 The final Tyrrell, the 1998 026

 

TITLES
1973 Drivers' Championship (Jackie Stewart)
1971 Drivers' Championship (Jackie Stewart)
1971 Constructors' Championship

 

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