1983 Tyrrell 011
|Constructor||Tyrrell Racing Organisation|
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbones|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbones|
|Axle track||Front: 1,727 mm (68.0 in)
Rear: 1,515 mm (59.6 in)
|Wheelbase||2,692 mm (106.0 in)|
|Engine||Cosworth DFV, 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in), 90° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted|
|Transmission||Hewland FGA 400 5-speed manual|
|Weight||589 kg (1,298.5 lb)|
|Tyres||Avon (1981 only)
|Notable entrants||Tyrrell Racing Team|
|Notable drivers|| Eddie Cheever
|Debut||1981 German Grand Prix|
|n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.
The Tyrrell 011 was a Formula One car designed by Maurice Philippe for the Tyrrell Racing Organisation. It made its debut in the hands of American Eddie Cheever at the 1981 German Grand Prix where he qualified 18th and finished the race in the points with 5th place. The car was powered by the Cosworth DFV V8 engine and initially ran on Avon tyres though the team later switched to Goodyear rubber.
The 011 raced in three seasons of Formula One (1981 - 1983) although its only full season was 1982. Drivers for Tyrrell in that time included Cheever, Michele Alboreto, Brian Henton, Slim Borgudd and Danny Sullivan. Tyrrell were able to win 2 races with the 011, both by Alboreto. The first win at the 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix was also Alboreto's first and the last 011 victory was the 1983 Detroit Grand Prix. This race was also the last of 155 Grand Prix wins for the Cosworth DFV engine which had made its F1 debut 16 years earlier in 1967.
The 1983 cars were green and black in colour and were sponsored by the Italian fashion brand Benetton.
The 011 was replaced two-thirds of the way through the 1983 season by the Tyrrell 012.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
(key) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1981||Tyrrell Racing Team||Cosworth DFV
|1982||Tyrrell Racing Team||Cosworth DFV
|1983||Benetton Team Tyrrell||Cosworth DFV
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