Back in the 1970s, Formula One technology had stagnated. Every team, except Ferrari, was using the same tyres, gearbox and engine combo. The playing field was level, sure, but the sport had become predictable.
That was until team owner Robert Kenneth “Ken” Tyrrell and designer Derek Gardner decided to shake things up.
Their plan was simple: create a trailblazing vehicle that did away with the status quo parts and dominate the sport of F1. What he conjured up was so bizarre that upon hearing about this new vehicle, F1 legend Jackie Stewart almost choked on his drink.
The six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 was born – the greatest F1 car that never was.