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Tyrrell 004 was both a chassis and model number of one of the first series of cars built by Tyrrell. This was the final one of the first series built, as an up-to-date spare car in place of 001 and possible replacement for either 002 or 003. But neither Jackie Stewart nor François Cevert cared for driving it. This was the only one of the series not originally constructed with the "shovel" nose, having the full-width semi-sports car nose for its entire racing life.

History[]

004 was built as an updated third car for the team to use in 1972. Stewart drove it at Monaco, and was within sight of eventual winner Beltoise, before a spin and water-soaked electrics caused him to fall back to fourth. He was also scheduled to use it in Belgium, before his attack of gastritis caused him to miss the race. Patrick Depailler drove the car in France, but was not classified. 004 was not used in a race again until Watkins Glen, where Depailler finished 7th.

After the end of the season, the car was sold to South Africa interests. It was entered in the next two South African Grands Prix for Eddie Keizan, without success. He did win a South African F1 championship with the car, however.

as of 2016, the car was owned by a wealthy collector in California, who drives it in historical races.

Race Victories[]

None

Complete Formula One Results[]

Entreats Engines Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1972 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg
Elf Team Tyrrell Ford Cosworth
DFV V8
United Kingdom Stewart 4th
France Depailler NC 7th
1973 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg
Lucky Strike
Racing
Ford Cosworth
DFV V8
South Africa Keizan NC
1974 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg
Blignaut Embassy
Racing
Ford Cosworth
DFV V8
South Africa Keizan 14th

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