The Tyrrell 018 was a Formula One racing car designed by Harvey Postlethwaite and Jean-Claude Migeot. It was built and raced by Tyrrell Racing in the 1989 and 1990 Formula One seasons. It used a customer Ford DFR engine.
The 018 was a development of the previous Tyrrell 017, and featured a number of improvements, including a more aerodynamically efficient design, a lighter chassis, and a more powerful engine. The car was also equipped with a semi-automatic transmission, which was a relatively new technology at the time.
The 018 was a competitive car, and scored several podium finishes in 1989. Michele Alboreto finished third at the Mexican Grand Prix, and Johnny Herbert finished third at the Belgian Grand Prix. The car also finished fourth in the Constructors' Championship.
In 1990, the 018 was less competitive, and only scored two podium finishes, both by Alboreto. The team finished seventh in the Constructors' Championship.
The Tyrrell 018 was a successful car, and helped to keep Tyrrell Racing competitive in the late 1980s. It was the last Tyrrell car to score a podium finish until 1997.
Here are some of the specifications of the Tyrrell 018:
- Engine: Ford DFR 3.5-liter V8
- Power: 650 horsepower
- Weight: 510 kilograms
- Gearbox: 6-speed semi-automatic
- Suspension: Front and rear independent
- Brakes: Disc brakes
- Wheels: 13-inch magnesium
The Tyrrell 018 is a significant car in Formula One history, and helped to keep Tyrrell Racing competitive in the late 1980s. It is a well-designed car that was capable of scoring podium finishes.
Johnny Herbert is a British former racing driver who enjoyed a successful career in various motorsports categories, including Formula 1. He was born on June 25, 1964, in Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom.
Herbert's racing career began in the 1980s, and he quickly showcased his talent and speed in various junior formulas. He made his Formula 1 debut in 1989, driving for the Benetton team as a stand-in for Alessandro Nannini, who had suffered a career-ending helicopter accident. Johnny impressed everyone by finishing 4th in his first race at the Brazilian Grand Prix. In the same year, he also competed in sports car racing, winning the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Silk Cut Jaguar team.
Throughout his Formula 1 career, which spanned from 1989 to 2000, Johnny Herbert raced for several teams, including Benetton, Tyrrell, Lotus, Ligier, Sauber, and Stewart Grand Prix. He secured his first and only Formula 1 race victory in the 1995 British Grand Prix while driving for Benetton. That season, he finished 4th in the Drivers' Championship, the highest position he achieved in his F1 career.