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The Tyrrell 010 was a Formula One racing car that was designed by Maurice Philippe for Tyrrell Racing for the 1980 season.

Tyrrell 010
Tyrrell 010 front-left Donington Grand Prix Collection.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorTyrrell Racing Organisation
Designer(s)Maurice Philippe
Predecessor009
Successor011
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbone with pullrod operated coil springs
Suspension (rear)Double wishbone with pullrod operated coil springs
EngineFord-Cosworth DFV, 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in), 90° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionHewland FG 400 6-speed manual
Fuel1980: Elf
1981: Valvoline
Tyres1980: Goodyear
1981: Michelin
1981:Avon
Competition history
Notable entrantsCandy Team Tyrrell (1980)
Tyrrell Racing Team (1981)
Notable driversRepublic of Ireland Derek Daly
FranceJean-Pierre Jarier
United States Eddie Cheever
Italy Michele Alboreto
Argentina Ricardo Zunino
Debut1980 South African Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
23000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

The 010, like all Tyrrells before it was powered by the Ford-Cosworth DFV V8 engine and made its competition debut in the third race of the season in South Africa. The 010s were driven by Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jarier and Irishman Derek Daly, with New Zealander Mike Thackwell driving a third car at the last two races of the season.

The team continued using the 010 in 1981. Americans Eddie Cheever and Kevin Cogan drove in the season-opening U.S. West Grand Prix, but Cogan was replaced for the next two races by Argentinian Ricardo Zunino, who himself was replaced from Round 4 at Imola by Italian Michele Alboreto. Alboreto who was making his F1 debut and the first of an eventual 194 starts from 215 attempts in Formula One in a career which would see 5 wins, 2 pole positions, 23 podium finishes and runner up in the 1985 World Drivers' Championship while driving for Ferrari.

The 010 was replaced in the middle of the 1981 season by the new 011. The last race for the 010 was the 1981 Austrian Grand Prix where Alboreto qualified 22nd and retired after 40 laps with gearbox failure. The best placings for the 010 were two 4th places: one for Daly in the 1980 British Grand Prix, and another for Cheever at the 1981 British Grand Prix, his last race in the 010 before switching to the 011 in Germany. Tyrrell scored 9 of their 12 points in 1980 and 8 of their 10 points in 1981 with the 010.

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts WCC
1980 Candy Team Tyrrell Cosworth DFV
V8 NA
G ARG BRA RSA USW BEL MON FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA 12* 6th
Jean-Pierre Jarier 7 Ret 5 Ret 14 5 15 Ret 5 13 7 NC
Derek Daly 8 9 Ret 11 4 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
Mike Thackwell Ret DNQ
1981 Tyrrell Racing Team Cosworth DFV
V8 NA
M
A
USW BRA ARG SMR BEL MON ESP FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN CPL 10** 10th
Eddie Cheever 5 NC Ret Ret 6 5 NC 13 4
Kevin Cogan DNQ
Ricardo Zunino 13 13
Michele Alboreto Ret 12 Ret DNQ 16 Ret DNQ Ret

* 3 points scored in 1980 using the Tyrrell 009
** 2 points scored in 1981 using the Tyrrell 011