1997 Tyrrell F1

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1997
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    259
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Racing car Unregistered - Single-seater used by Mika Salo during the 1997 season - Reliable and prepared for easier use This single seater Tyrrell 025 Formula 1 car succeeded in 1997 the 024 from the previous season, and was powered by a Ford-Cosworth V8 engine, which replaced the previous year's Yamaha V10. It was used during the 1997 World Championships, when the British team was campaigning the championship with Finn Mika Salo and Dutchman Jos Verstappen. The best result of the season was a fifth place for Mika Salo at the Monaco Grand Prix. The Tyrrell 025 was bought ten years ago by a former motorcyclist champion driver who was dreaming of driving a Formula 1 car. He made the car reliable to use it without difficulty, widened the cockpit and made it more comfortable. He was able to drive this car at events on the circuits of Mas du Clos, where it get the lat record, or Vigeant ("500 Ferrari against cancer"). To complete the changes, he used an experienced team in this field, who had worked on other Formula 1 cars. Thus, the engine management system was completely changed for an easy use, and the owner confirmed that only one mechanic is required to maintain this car at a modest cost. The engine requires a small service every 2000km and a major overhaul every 4000km, and currently has the potential to cover 1,800 km before its next service. The car is equipped with many sensors that record driving parameters which can be consulted after. Powered by a 650bhp 315 Cosworth engine, mated to a Xtrack Tyrrell six-speed paddle shift 'box with automatic mode, carbon brakes, an electronic Motec engine management system, suspension and steering. This particular car is very fast, very reliable and very economical. It represents a rare opportunity to acquire an F1 machine at the highest level, but modified to avoid the cumbersome use of a very complex car with racing pedigree.