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. The new 003 car driven by Jackie Stewart won his first race, the Spanish Grand Prix at Montjuic, the second round of the Championship. Then Jackie won 5 more races out of 11 Championship rounds (one victory was achieved by his teammate Francios Cevert) and took his second World Drivers’ Championship collecting almost twice higher points than runner-up Ronnie Peterson. This scale model by Quartzo represents Stewart’s 003 from the Monaco Grand Prix. The same car is also part of RBA Collection.
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