The Tyrrell DG016 was a Formula One racing car designed by Maurice Philippe and Brian Lisles and raced by Tyrrell Racing in the 1987 FIA Formula One World Championship. It was powered by a customer Cosworth DFZ engine and driven by Jonathan Palmer and Philippe Streiff. The "DG" in the car's name was a reference to the team's major sponsor, Data General.

Tyrrell DG016
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CategoryFormula One
ConstructorTyrrell
Designer(s)Maurice Philippe
Brian Lisles
Predecessor015
Successor017
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisCarbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbones, pushrods
Suspension (rear)Double wishbones, pushrods
Axle trackFront: 1,651 mm (65.0 in)
Rear: 1,524 mm (60.0 in)
Wheelbase2,717 mm (107.0 in)
EngineCosworth DFZ, 3,494 cc (213.2 cu in), 90° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionTyrrell / Hewland 5-speed manual
Weight500 kg (1,100 lb)
FuelElf
TyresGoodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsData General Team Tyrrell
Notable drivers3. United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer
4. France Philippe Streiff
Debut1987 Brazilian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
16000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

The DG016 was raced in two different championships: for 1987 only there was the Colin Chapman Trophy for constructors of cars equipped with naturally aspirated engines. Tyrrell were the only team to run two 'atmo' cars for the entire season and thus easily won this championship, finishing over 100 points ahead of Larrousse-Calmels in second, while Palmer and Streiff finished first and second respectively in the equivalent championship for drivers, the Jim Clark Cup.

The car was also reasonably successful in the main Constructors' Championship, with Palmer and Streiff managing five points finishes between them: Palmer finished fifth in Monaco and Streiff sixth in his home race in France; a large attrition rate in Germany enabled Streiff to finish fourth and Palmer fifth; and Palmer again benefited from attrition to finish fourth in Australia. Palmer came 11th in the main Drivers' Championship with 7 points while Streiff came 15th with 4; the combined 11 points gave Tyrrell sixth in the Constructors' Championship, ahead of such turbo-powered teams as Arrows and Brabham.

The DG016 was replaced for 1988 by the Tyrrell 017.

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1987 Data General Team Tyrrell Cosworth DFZ
V8 NA
G BRA SMR BEL MON DET FRA GBR GER HUN AUT ITA POR ESP MEX JPN AUS 11 6th
Jonathan Palmer 10 Ret Ret 5 11 7 8 5 7 14 14 10 Ret 7 8 4
Philippe Streiff 11 8 9 Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 9 Ret 12 12 7 8 12 Ret

Colin Chapman Trophy (for constructors of cars equipped with naturally aspirated engines)Edit

(key)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points CCT
1987 Data General Team Tyrrell Cosworth DFZ
V8 NA
G BRA SMR BEL MON DET FRA GBR GER HUN AUT ITA POR ESP MEX JPN AUS 169 1st
Jonathan Palmer 1 Ret Ret 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 3 2 Ret 2 1 1
Philippe Streiff 2 1 2 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 Ret 1 3 2 3 2 Ret

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "STATS F1 • Tyrrell DG016". Statsf1.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23.