First introduced near the end of the 1972 Formula 1 season, The Tyrrell 006 was designed by Derek Gardner, who combined some elements from the previous existing Tyrrell with cues from the hugely influential and competitive Lotus 72. A most obvious change compared to the earlier cars, was the angular design of the monocoque chassis. Like the Lotus 72, the new Tyrrell featured side-pods on either side of the chassis but these only housed the oil coolers, whereas the water radiators were still mounted in the nose. Another page out of the Lotus design book were the in-board mounted brakes front and rear. As before, the new Tyrrell team relied on the readily available and very potent Cosworth DFV engine, mated to a Hewland gearbox.
Driven by Jackie Stewart (5 wins) and Francois Cevert, it took Stewart to his third F1 World Championship. Unfortunately, the year had a very sad finale for the entire Tyrrell team as Francois Cevert fatally crashed in practice for the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. Distraught by the loss of his close friend, Stewart understandably opted to sit out what would be the final Grand Prix of his career.
This model has a removable engine cover as a component, to reveal the detailed interior.
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