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The Tyrrell 005 is a Formula One racing car that was designed for the Tyrrell team by their Chief Designer, Derek Gardner. Jackie Stewart drove the 005 in the final four races of the 1972 Formula One season, and it was also used for selected races of the 1973 and the early part of the 1974 seasons. Only one chassis was built[2] and Gardner designed it with a particularly short wheelbase of 94.05 in (238.9 cm) specifically to suit Stewart's style and abilities.[3]

Tyrrell 005
Tyrrell 005 at 2004 Monterey Historic (1-cropped).jpg
Tyrrell 005 at Monterey in 2004
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorTyrrell Racing Organisation
Designer(s)Derek Gardner
Predecessor004
Successor006
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisAluminium monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbones, coil springs
Suspension (rear)Double wishbones, coil springs
Length146.0 in (370.8 cm)
Height48.5 in (123.2 cm)
Axle track63.0 in (160.0 cm) (front)
62.9 in (159.8 cm) (rear)
Wheelbase94.05 in (238.9 cm)
EngineFord-Cosworth DFV, 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in), 90° V8, Naturally aspirated, mid-mounted,
TransmissionHewland FG400 5-speed manual
Weight1,267 lb (574.7 kg)
FuelElf
BrakesInboard ventilated disc (front and rear)
TyresGoodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsElf Team Tyrrell
Notable driversUnited Kingdom Jackie Stewart
France François Cevert
France Patrick Depailler
Debut1972 Austrian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
11212
Constructors' Championships1 (1973)
Drivers' Championships0
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

Racing historyEdit

The 005's first race was the 1972 Austrian Grand Prix where Stewart finished seventh.[4] Clutch failure put Stewart out of the race and out of the championship at the Italian Grand Prix.[5] The Scotsman won the Canadian[6] and United States Grands Prix.[7]

Stewart raced the 005 at the 1973 Argentine Grand Prix[8] and finished third. The Scotsman finished 2nd in the Brazilian Grand Prix.[9] François Cevert drove the 005 in the South African Grand Prix and was not classified.[10] Chris Amon raced the 005 at the Canadian Grand Prix and finished 10th.[11] Amon was scheduled to drive the 005 in the United States Grand Prix but he and Stewart withdrew after the death of Cevert during practice.[12]

The 005 was used in the first three races of 1974 by Frenchman Patrick Depailler who finished 6th in the Argentine Grand Prix.[13] Depailler finished 8th in the Brazilian Grand Prix[14] and the 005's final race was the South African Grand Prix when the Frenchman finished fourth.[15] The 005 was replaced by the Tyrrell 006.

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 511 2nd
Jackie Stewart 7 Ret 1 1
1973 Elf Team Tyrrell ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR NED GER AUT ITA CAN USA 822 2nd
Jackie Stewart 3 2
François Cevert NC
Chris Amon 10 DNS
1974 Elf Team Tyrrell ARG BRA RSA ESP MON BEL SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 523 3rd
Patrick Depailler 6 8 4

1 18 points were scored using the Tyrrell 005; the other 33 points were scored using the Tyrrell 002, Tyrrell 003 and Tyrrell 004
2 6 points were scored using the Tyrrell 005; the other 76 points were scored using the Tyrrell 006
3 4 points were scored using the Tyrrell 005; the other 48 points were scored using the Tyrrell 007

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sutcliffe, Stephen (March 1998). "Blue Genie: Specifications". Motor Sport magazine. p. 45.
  2. ^ Sutcliffe, Stephen (March 1998). "Blue Genie". Motor Sport magazine. p. 43.
  3. ^ Sutcliffe, Stephen (March 1998). "Blue Genie". Motor Sport magazine. p. 42.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix results, Austrian GP 1972". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Grand Prix results, Italian GP 1972". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Grand Prix results, Canadian GP 1972". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Grand Prix results, United States GP 1972". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Grand Prix results, Argentine GP 1973". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Grand Prix results, Brazilian GP 1973". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Grand Prix results, South African GP 1973". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Grand Prix results, Canadian GP 1973". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Grand Prix results, United States GP 1973". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Grand Prix results, Argentine GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Grand Prix results, Brazilian GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Grand Prix results, South African GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.