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Tyrrell 026 (Takagi)
|Chassis||carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure|
|Suspension (front)||double wishbones, pushrod, horizontal coil-spring/damper|
|Suspension (rear)||double wishbones, pushrod, horizontal coil-spring/damper|
|Engine||Ford Zetec-R 72-degree V10|
|Transmission||Tyrrell six-speed longitudinal semi-automatic|
|Notable drivers||20. Ricardo Rosset
21. Toranosuke Takagi
|Debut||1998 Australian Grand Prix|
The Tyrrell 026 was the car with which the Tyrrell Formula One team competed in the 1998 Formula One season, and the last Tyrrell car to compete in F1. It was driven by Ricardo Rosset and rookie Toranosuke Takagi.
This was Tyrrell's last year in F1, as Ken Tyrrell had sold the team to British American Racing prior to the first race. Indeed, Tyrrell left the team soon afterwards in anger, after Rosset was chosen to drive alongside Takagi, rather than 1997 Tyrrell driver Jos Verstappen. The team had a V10 engine and a reasonable chassis, but the season was seen as a holding year before BAR took over in 1999. The team was also disadvantaged by having an over-eager rookie in Takagi, who nevertheless showed flashes of potential, and Rosset, who proved to be too slow.
The team was unclassified in the Constructors' Championship, with no points.
The design of the 026 also formed the basis for Paul Stoddart's fleet of 2 seat F1 cars, constructed during his time as the owner of the Minardi team.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)
|1998||PIAA Tyrrell||Ford V10||G||AUS||BRA||ARG||SMR||ESP||MON||CAN||FRA||GBR||AUT||GER||HUN||BEL||ITA||LUX||JPN||0||NC|
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