Tyrrell 007

The Tyrrell 007 is a Formula One racing car, designed by Tyrrell's Chief Designer, Derek Gardner. It was used in the 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977 Formula One seasons.

Tyrrell 007
Tyrrell 007 Canada 2004.jpg
An ex-Scheckter Tyrrell 007 being demonstrated at the 2004 Canadian Grand Prix
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorTyrrell
Designer(s)Derek Gardner
Predecessor006
SuccessorP34
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisAluminium monocoque.
Suspension (front)Double wishbones, rocker arms, inboard coil springs over dampers
Suspension (rear)Double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Axle trackFront: 1,590 mm (63 in)
Rear: 1,575 mm (62.0 in)
Wheelbase2,591 mm (102.0 in)
EngineFord-Cosworth DFV 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) 90° V8, naturally aspirated, mid-mounted.
TransmissionHewland FG 400 5-speed manual gearbox.
Weight625 kg (1,378 lb)
FuelElf
Sasol
Tyres1974-1976: Goodyear
1976: Bridgestone
1977: Dunlop
Competition history
Notable entrantsElf Team Tyrrell
Heros Racing
Notable driversFrance Patrick Depailler
South Africa Jody Scheckter
Debut1974 Spanish Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
37311
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

DevelopmentEdit

Ken Tyrrell, owner of Tyrrell Racing needed two new drivers for 1974 because Jackie Stewart retired from driving at the end of 1973 and François Cevert was killed at the 1973 season finale in the United States. The team signed Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler. In the first three races of 1974, (Argentina, Brazil and South Africa), Tyrrell Racing used the earlier 005 and 006 chassis.

Racing historyEdit

Elf Team TyrrellEdit

1974Edit

The Tyrrell 007 made its debut at the Spanish Grand Prix. Scheckter drove the 007 and finished fifth, Depailler raced the 006 and the 005 was no longer used.[2] Two 007s raced at Belgium. At the start of the race, Clay Regazzoni's Ferrari took the lead ahead of Scheckter and Emerson Fittipaldi's McLaren. At the end of the first lap Fittipaldi passed Scheckter to take second place.[3] At the Swedish Grand Prix, Scheckter won the race and Depailler finished second.[4] At the Dutch Grand Prix Scheckter finished fifth and Depailler sixth.[5] At the French Grand Prix, Scheckter took fourth and Depailler finished eighth in the 006.[6] In the British Grand Prix Scheckter took the lead and won the race, engine failure took Depailler out of the race.[7] In Germany, Depailler through an accident caused by broken suspension.[8] At the Austrian Grand Prix Depailler retired after an accident.[9] Peterson crossed the line less than a second ahead of Fittipaldi after 12 laps of battling in Italy. Scheckter finished third and Depailler finished eleventh.[10]

The Tyrrell team scored 52 World Championship points; four points were scored by the 005 and the 007 scored 48 points, earning them third place in the Constructors' Championship standings.

1975Edit

The Tyrrell team scored twenty five World Championship points, earning them fifth place in the Constructors' Championship standings.

1976Edit

The Tyrrell team scored 71 World Championship points, 13 points were scored by the 007 and the Tyrrell P34 scored 58 points, earning them third place in the Constructors' Championship standings.

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrants Engines Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
1974 Elf Team Tyrrell Ford Cosworth DFV
3.0 V8
G ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 521 3rd1
Jody Scheckter 5 3 2 1 5 4 1 2 Ret 3 Ret Ret
Patrick Depailler Ret PO 2 6 Ret Ret Ret 11 5 6
1975 Elf Team Tyrrell Ford Cosworth DFV
3.0 V8
G ARG BRA RSA ESP MON BEL SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA 25 5th
Jody Scheckter 11 Ret 1 Ret 7 2 7 16 9 3 Ret 8 8 6
Patrick Depailler 5 Ret 3 Ret 5 4 12 9 6 9 9 11 7 Ret
Jean-Pierre Jabouille 12
Michel Leclère Ret
Lexington Racing Ian Scheckter Ret
1976 Elf Team Tyrrell Ford Cosworth DFV
3.0 V8
G BRA RSA USW ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA JPN 712 3rd2
Jody Scheckter 5 4 Ret Ret
Patrick Depailler 2 9 3
Lexington Racing Ian Scheckter Ret
Scuderia Gulf Rondini Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi 14 11 DNQ 18
ÖASC Racing Team Otto Stuppacher DNS DNQ DNQ
Heros Racing B Kazuyoshi Hoshino Ret
1977 Meiritsu Racing Team Ford Cosworth DFV
3.0 V8
D ARG BRA RSA USW ESP MON BEL SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN JPN 273 5th3
Kunimitsu Takahashi 9
Source:[11]

^1 4 points in 1974 scored using the Tyrrell 005.
^2 58 points in 1976 scored using the Tyrrell P34.
^3 All points in 1977 scored using the Tyrrell P34.

Non-Championship resultsEdit

(key) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrants Engines Tyres Drivers 1 2 3
1975 Elf Team Tyrrell Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G ROC INT SUI
Jody Scheckter Ret
Patrick Depailler 5 2
1976 Elf Team Tyrrell Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G ROC INT
Jody Scheckter 3 Ret

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tyrrell 007". statsf1.com. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix results, Spanish GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Grand Prix results, Belgian GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix results, Swedish GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Grand Prix results, Dutch GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Grand Prix results, French GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Grand Prix results, French GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Grand Prix results, German GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Grand Prix results, Austrian GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Grand Prix results, Italian GP 1974". grandprix.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  11. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. pp. 121, 190, 201, 225, 287, 334, 337, 374 and 414. ISBN 0851127029.