Tyrrell 024

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Tyrrell 024
Tyrrell-024.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Tyrrell
Designer(s) Harvey Postlethwaite
Predecessor 023
Successor 025
Technical specifications
Chassis carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front) combined spring and damper unit operated by pushrod and rocker, third spring
Suspension (rear) combined spring and damper unit operated by pushrod and rocker, third spring
Engine Yamaha OX11A 72-degree V10
Transmission Tyrrell six-speed longitudinal semi-automatic
Fuel Nippon Oil
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Tyrrell Yamaha
Notable drivers 18. Japan Ukyo Katayama
19. Finland Mika Salo
Debut 1996 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
16 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Tyrrell 024 was the car with which the Tyrrell team competed in the 1996 Formula One season. It was driven by Ukyo Katayama and Mika Salo, who were in their fourth and second seasons with the team respectively.

The car was a significant improvement over the ineffective 1995 model, prompting Salo to say that they shouldn't be talked about in the same day.[1] However, the team's efforts were severely compromised by the unreliability of their Yamaha engines, a decision which resulted in the team switching to Ford V8 power for 1997.

Salo was generally impressive throughout the season, scoring vital points finishes on three occasions. He again overshadowed Katayama, who moved to Minardi for 1997.

The team eventually finished eighth in the Constructors' Championship, with five points.

The Yamaha OX11A engine that powered the 024.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1996 Tyrrell Yamaha V10 G AUS BRA ARG EUR SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN 5 8th
Ukyo Katayama 11 9 Ret DSQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 8 10 12 Ret
Mika Salo 6 5 Ret DSQ Ret 5 DSQ Ret 10 7 9 Ret 7 Ret 11 Ret

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Champion And A Gentleman - The Official Review of the 1996 FIA Formula 1 World Championship" Duke Marketing Ltd. (VHS Tape, 1996).