Car Name: Tyrrell P34
Car First Produced: 2010 – 2013
Designed By: Jun Imai
Car Number: R6451
Tyrrell P34 description, The Tyrrell P34, colloquially known as the Six-Wheeler, was an unconventional Formula One car design by Derek Gardner of Tyrrell powered by the highly competitive Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 engine. The car was used in the 1976 and 1977 seasons to some amount of success, scoring numerous podiums and one win; it was introduced in the middle of the 1976 season. The car was driven by future World Champion Jody Scheckter, Ronnie Peterson and Patrick Depailler. Seven chassis were produced, including one unused tub; Tyrrell founder Ken Tyrrell is said to have kept the frame Scheckter won on and sold the rest. The frame is now located on Scheckter’s farm in Overton.
Birthplace: Ockham, Surrey, England
Designer: Derek Gardner, Chief Designer, Tyrrell Formula One Team.
Specialty: The unprecedented design has 4 small front tires to increase the “footprint” of rubber in contact with the track and to reduce both lift and drag.