Tyrrell Racing

Full nameTyrrell Racing Organisation
BaseOckham, Surrey, United Kingdom
Founder(s)Ken Tyrrell
Noted staffDerek Gardner
Mike Gascoyne
Tim Densham
Harvey Postlethwaite
Noted driversFrance Patrick Depailler
France Jean Alesi
France Didier Pironi
South Africa Jody Scheckter
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
Italy Andrea de Cesaris
France François Cevert
Germany Stefan Bellof
Sweden Ronnie Peterson
Republic of Ireland Derek Daly
Netherlands Jos Verstappen
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer
Italy Michele Alboreto
Next nameBritish American Racing
Formula One World Championship career
First entry1968 South African Grand Prix
Races enteredAs a team: 465 entries (463 starts)
As a constructor: 432 entries (430 starts)
1 (1971)
3 (1969, 1971, 1973)
Race victories33
Pole positions19
Fastest laps27
Final entry1998 Japanese Grand Prix
Tyrrell as a Formula One constructor
Formula One World Championship career
EntrantsTyrrell Racing,
several minor teams and privateers
First entry1970 Canadian Grand Prix
Last entry1998 Japanese Grand Prix
Races entered432 entries (430 starts)
Race victories23
Constructors' Championships1 (1971)
2 (1971, 1973)
Pole positions14
Fastest laps20

The Tyrrell Racing Organisation was an auto racing team and Formula One constructor founded by Ken Tyrrell which started racing in 1958 and started building its own cars in 1970. The team experienced its greatest success in the early 1970s, when it won three Drivers' Championships and one Constructors' Championship with Jackie Stewart. The team never reached such heights again, although it continued to win races through the 1970s and into the early 1980s, taking the final win for the Ford Cosworth DFV engine at Detroit in 1983. The team was bought by British American Tobacco in 1997 and completed its final season as Tyrrell in 1998.

Lower formulae (1958–1967)

Tyrrell Racing first came into being in 1958, running Formula Three cars for Ken Tyrrell and local stars. Realising he was not racing driver material, Ken Tyrrell stood down as a driver in 1959, and began to run a Formula Junior operation using the woodshed owned by his family business, Tyrrell Brothers, as a workshop. Throughout the 1960s, Tyrrell moved through the lower formulas, variously giving single seater debuts to John Surtees and Jacky Ickx. But the team's most famous partnership was the one forged with Jackie Stewart, who first signed up in 1963.

Tyrrell ran the BRM Formula Two operation throughout 1965, 1966 and 1967 whilst Stewart was signed to the Formula One team. Tyrrell then signed a deal to run Formula Two cars made by French company Matra.

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