BBC Horizon (1981) - Gentlemen, lift your skirts. Williams F1 - Cosworth Tyrrell P34
BBC - Horizon - aired on TV 1981
Williams Formula One team Winter testing with Alan Jones driving in
December 1980 at the Paul Ricard circuit in Southern France. The day before
testing started Goodyear Tyres had decided to quit F1 due to the ban
announced by the FIA on "skirts". The FIA being based in France were
subjected to increasing pressure from the Goliath corporate car
manufacturers Ferrari (Fiat) and Renualt to ban skirts as their engines
were the wrong shape to fully capitalise the use of ground effect in the
design of their cars. This was the year before the turbo revolution hit F1 and there is a brief look
at the development of turbo.
Also features an in depth look at the Ford Cosworth engine and you are
taken around the factory, design, hand building, performance and
development of the engine.
Includes appearences from the following.
Frank Dernie (Head of Williams Research and Development) who currently
works for the Toyota Formula One team. Frank explains the fundementals of
ground effect and the importance of using skirts to achieve full potential.
Patrick Head and Frank Williams.
This is incredible footage documenting not just the Williams team but of
the Cosworth engine
Radical Formula One Car: Tyrell P34
Ken Tyrell and his designer, Derek Gardner created a six wheeled racing car
in 1976, the P34. This car was radical in that it's front wheels were four,
in tandem, 10 inch wheels. It won one race but would have had a successful
run in Goodyear had developed the front tires. www.thedrivechannel.com
Tamiya RC Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler 2010
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Tyrrell P34 - 6 wheel Formula One - Vintage
The Tyrrell P34 in this video is similar to the one driven by Patrick
Depailler. The car has been restored and is maintained by RM Motorsports in
Wixom, MI. Even though this car could be an accurate static museum piece,
it is MUCH more ...this is a fully functional and competitive car that is
being actively raced at vintage racing events.
The video was shot on location at the extensive RM Motorsports facility.
The Tyrrell P34 (Project 34) was originally built for the 1976 Formula One
season. Conceived by Tyrrell's chief designer Derek Gardner. It is one of
the most recognizable race car designs of all time due to it's unusual 6
wheels. The 4 front tires were specially made by Goodyear and mount on
small 10 inch wheels. The design intent was to reduce frontal area with the
smaller tires, therefore reducing drag.
Tyrrell team mates Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler put in a
respectable 1976 season with their P34's, with one win and several high
place finishes. Goodyear's failure to continually develop the small front
tires, eventually made the car uncompetitive.
Patrick The Patrick Depailler Tribute
Patrick André Eugène Joseph Depailler (born in Clermont-Ferrand, 9 August
1944 - died 1 August 1980) was a racing driver from France. He participated
in 95 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on July 2, 1972.
He also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races.
As a child, he was inspired by Jean Behra. Talented and charismatic,
Depailler never quite drove the kind of machinery his talent deserved,
joining a Tyrrell team that was beginning a long, slow decline, eventually
moving to the erratic Ligier team before finally ending up with the revived
Alfa Romeo squad in 1980. It was for this final team, which Depailler was
helping to advance up the grid, for which he was driving at a private test
session at Hockenheim on August 1st, 1980, when a suspension failure
pitched his car into the armco at the high-speed Ostkurve, inflicting fatal
head injuries when the vehicle overturned and vaulted the barrier. The Alfa
Romeo skidded along the top of the guard rail for several hundred feet
prior to flipping onto its top.
Depailler had worked his way back from a hang-gliding accident the previous
year. He had equipped his car with special brakes designed to toughen his
leg muscles. He was driving in pain while practicing for the 1980 German
Grand Prix on August 10.
Jim Richards tackles Targa Tasmania in Cayman S
Porsche Cars Australia Ambassador and tarmac rally specialist, Jim
Richards, debuted his new Porsche Cayman S at the iconic 2014 Targa
Tasmania rally. An eight time winner of the five-day tarmac rally, see why
Richards was more than impressed with the performance of his mid-engined
*Combined fuel consumption in accordance with EU 5: 9.0-8.2 l/100km; CO2
emission: 211-190 g/km