Tyrrell 026

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Tyrrell 026
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Category Formula One
Constructor Tyrrell
Designer(s) Harvey Postlethwaite
Predecessor 025
Successor BAR 01
Technical specifications
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
Fuel Elf
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Tyrrell
Notable drivers 20. Brazil Ricardo Rosset
21. Japan Toranosuke Takagi
Debut 1998 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
16 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

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 journeyman Ricardo Rosset and rookie Toranosuke Takagi.

This was Tyrrell's last year in F1, as Ken Tyrrell had sold the team to British American Tobacco 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.

Current locations[edit]

The two Tyrrells raced by Takagi and Rosset are currently owned by Dutchman Frits van Eerd. He races the cars in the EuroBOSS series.

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[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1998 PIAA Tyrrell Ford V10 G AUS BRA ARG SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA LUX JPN 0 NC
Ricardo Rosset Ret Ret 14 Ret DNQ DNQ 8 Ret Ret 12 DNQ DNQ DNS 12 Ret DNQ
Toranosuke Takagi Ret Ret 12 Ret 13 11 Ret Ret 9 Ret 13 14 Ret 9 16 Ret

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