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The Tyrrell 004 is a Formula One racing car which was designed for the 1972 Formula One season by Tyrrell's Chief Designer, Derek Gardner. It is the fourth and final car built of the basic Tyrrell 001 design. The 004 was seen in five races, three with Tyrrell: Jackie Stewart drove the 004 in the Monaco Grand Prix to finish 4th,[1] The Scotsman was also scheduled to drive it in the Belgian Grand Prix, but a stomach ulcer put him out of the race, and the team did not use a replacement driver. Patrick Depailler drove the 004 in the French Grand Prix and was not classified,[2] and the Frenchman was given one more opportunity in the 004 for the United States Grand Prix and finished 7th.[3]

Tyrrell 004
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CategoryFormula One
ConstructorTyrrell Racing Organisation
Designer(s)Derek Gardner
Predecessor003
Successor005
Technical specifications
ChassisAluminium monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbones, coil springs
Suspension (rear)Double wishbones, coil springs
EngineFord-Cosworth DFV, 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in), 90° V8, Naturally aspirated, mid-mounted,
TransmissionHewland FG400 5-speed manual
FuelElf
TyresGoodyear (1972 with Tyrrell, 1973 with Lucky Strike Racing)
Firestone (1974 with Blignaut Embassy Racing)
Competition history
Notable entrantsElf Team Tyrrell
Lucky Strike Racing
Blignaut Embassy Racing
Notable driversUnited Kingdom Jackie Stewart
France Patrick Depailler
Debut1972 Monaco Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
5000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

The 004 was replaced by the Tyrrell 005, the first car of Gardner's new design. In 1973, 004 was sold to a South African team. Eddie Keizan finished 13th in the 1973 South African Grand Prix[4] and 14th in the 1974 South African Grand Prix.[5] Keizan also drove the car in the South African Formula One Championship, recording two wins and nine second-place finishes in 1973 and 74. The car is now owned by a collector in the United States, where it has been restored, and is driven in historic races.

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)(results in bold indicate pole position, results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points WCC
1972 Elf Team Tyrrell ARG RSA ESP MON BEL FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 51 2nd
  Jackie Stewart 4
  Patrick Depailler NC 7
1973 Blignaut Lucky Strike Racing ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR NED GER AUT ITA CAN USA N/A N/A
  Eddie Keizan NC
1974 Blignaut Embassy Racing ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA N/A N/A
  Eddie Keizan 14

3 points were scored using the Tyrrell 004; the other 48 points were scored using the Tyrrell 002, Tyrrell 003 and Tyrrell 005

ReferencesEdit

  • "John Dimmer's 1971 Tyrrell Formula One Race Car". www.britishracecar.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  1. ^ "Grand Prix results, Monaco GP 1972". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix results, French GP 1972". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Grand Prix results, United States GP 1972". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix results, South African GP 1973". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Grand Prix results, South African GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.