Tyrrell 017

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Tyrrell 017
Tyrrell 017B
Category Formula One
Constructor Tyrrell
Designer(s) Maurice Philippe
Brian Lisles
Predecessor DG016
Successor 018
Technical specifications[1][2]
Chassis Aluminium and Carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, pushrods
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones, pushrods
Engine 1988: mid-engine, longitudinally mounted, 3,494 cc (213.2 cu in), Cosworth DFZ, 90° V8, NA
1989: mid-engine, longitudinally mounted, 3,493 cc (213.2 cu in), Cosworth DFR, 90° V8, NA
Transmission Tyrrell 5/6-speed manual
Fuel Elf
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Tyrrell Racing Organisation
Notable drivers 3. United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer
4. United Kingdom Julian Bailey
4. Italy Michele Alboreto
Debut 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
17 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Tyrrell 017 was a Formula One racing car designed by Maurice Philippe and Brian Lisles. It was built and raced by Tyrrell Racing in the 1988 season and also for the first race of the 1989 season. It used a customer Cosworth DFZ V8 engine as had its predecessor. The car was driven in 1988 by British pair Jonathan Palmer and Formula One rookie Julian Bailey. Bailey was replaced by Michele Alboreto in 1989 as was the Cosworth DFZ replaced by the more powerful 1988 motor the Cosworth DFR.

The 017 was a development of the team's successful 1987 car, the Tyrrell DG016. Unfortunately for the team though, as successful as the DG016 was in the naturally aspirated part of the championship (Tyrrell won the 'Colin Chapman Cup' as the leading atmospheric constructor while Jonathan Palmer won the 'Jim Clark Cup' as the atmo Drivers' Champion), the 017 was equally unsuccessful. Bailey failed to score a point and also failed to qualify for 10 races. Palmer scored all of the team's 5 points with Tyrrell finishing 8th in the Constructors Championship.

For 1989 the car had minor upgrades for the first race of the season and was dubbed the 017B. The car was still uncompetitive and was replaced from the second race in San Marino with the Tyrrell 018.


Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Team/Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts. WCC
1988 Tyrrell
017
Cosworth DFZ
V8 NA
G BRA SMR MON MEX CAN DET FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS 5 8th
Jonathan Palmer Ret 14 5 DNQ 6 5 Ret Ret 11 Ret 12 DNQ Ret Ret 12 Ret
Julian Bailey DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 9 DNQ 16 DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 DNQ DNQ 14 DNQ
1989 Tyrrell
017B
Cosworth DFR
V8
G BRA SMR MON MEX USA CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS 16* 5th
Jonathan Palmer 7
Michele Alboreto 10

* All points in 1989 scored using the Tyrrell 018

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