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  Tyrrell 008 Cosworth

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1978
Numbers built:5
Predecessor:Tyrrell P34 Cosworth
Successor:Tyrrell 009 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionTyrrell went back to 'normal' with the 008 after the six wheel P34 used in the 1976 and 1977 Formula 1 seasons. It was the first Tyrrell designed by Maurice Philippe and the last to feature the ELF sponshorship used on all previous Tyrrells.

Young French driver Patrick Depaillier took his first victory at Monaco in this chassis after finishing second in the season opening Kyalami Grand Prix. He went on the score another second place in the Austrian Grand Prix. It was replaced in 1979 by Tyrrell's first ground effects car, the 009.

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  Article Image gallery (11) Specifications