Ken Tyrrell decided to move from third party chassis to his own cars in 1970, disappointing by the performance of March chassis used by the team that season. First home-made vehicle, Tyrrell 001 designed by Frank Gardner, was ready in August 1970, debuted at International Gold Cup at Oulton Park and was used by Jackie Stewart during last three overseas rounds of the Championship. The car was literally home-made because the work on the “Secret Project”, as the new car was codenamed by Tyrrell and Gardner, was performed at the Gardner’s own house. For the 1971 Formula One season the 001 was changed only in small details. And 002 and 003 which were built and appeared later in the season, were no more than slightly modified versions of 001. New features of 002 and 003 were redesigned nose section, longer wheelbase and narrower monocoque. Jackie Stewart and Francois Cevert continued to drive for the Elf Team Tyrrell in 1971. Jackie won 6 races out of 11 Championship rounds, and Francois, who drove the 002 chassis throughout the season, achieved his maiden win at the last Grand Prix of the season at Watkins Glen. This Tyrrell 002 model by Quartzo represents Cevert’s car form Monaco Grand Prix where Francois hit the guardrail and retired on lap 6. The model is based on Quartzo’s Tyrrell 001 mold used to produce a series of Tyrrell 001, 002 and 003 models. See more info and discussion in 1971 Tyrrell 003 Stewart post.
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