Ken Tyrrell’s team, winner of the Drivers’ and Constructor’s Championships in 1971, went into the new Formula One season in 1972 with the same cars. Tyrrells 002, 003 and 004 all were built of the basic Tyrrell 001 design. The visible changes were the “buff” nose instead of front wing, and fiberglass air intake and panels covering engine and surrounding area. The 004 was fourth and final car built of the basic Tyrrell 001 design. The drivers lineup remaining unchanged – Jackie Stewart and Francois Cevert. The season was a step backward for the Tyrrell. Lotus 72D and Emerson Fittipaldi dominated both Drivers’ and Constructor’s Championships while Tyrrell finished as runner-up at both standings. In addition to permanent drivers Tyrrel had given a drive at France and Watkins Glenn to French Formula 2 driver Patrick Depailler supported by Elf. Driving 004 chassis Depailler was last and not classified in Clermont-Ferrand and had finished in seventh place in Watkins Glenn. The scale model by Quartzo is Tyrrell 004 driven by Depailler at French Grand Prix.
|Patrick Depailler||8||Elf Team Tyrrell|