The Tyrrell 006 was a Formula One car designed and built by the Tyrrell Racing Organisation. It was introduced towards the end of 1972, in the hands of Jackie Stewart it won the Drivers Championship for the 1973 Formula One season, Stewarts third and final title. The car was first raced at the 1972 Canadian Grand Prix with Stewarts team-mate, in total there were three Tyrrell 006 models built,006, 006/2, and 006/3. The 006 model was phased out in the early part of the 1974 Formula One season as Tyrrell constructed the succeeding Tyrrell 007. 006 was built for Cevert to replace damaged chassis, while the existing 005 was retained by Stewart for the races of 1972. Stewart continued to use 005 for the first two races of 1973 while 006/2 was in construction and took 006 to the models first win, on the completion of 006/2,005 was reduced to testing duties and was often seen in practice sessions adorned with experimental and copy-cat parts. The drivers retained their respective chassis for the majority of the remaining 1973 races, Cevert also took several podium finishes, but the season was closely fought and Tyrrell were beaten to the Constructors title by Lotus. Cevert damaged 006 in a collision during the Canadian Grand Prix, and it was in 006/3s only ever appearance that Cevert was fatally injured, when he crashed during practice for the final race of the season, the 1973 United States Grand Prix. Stewart personally owns 006/2, he has driven it in on a number of occasions, particularly at the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend and Goodwood Festival of Speed, the surviving 006/2 was used for the early races of the 1974 Formula One season. Jody Scheckter drove it in Argentina, Brazil and South Africa and Patrick Depailler used 006/2 as a fall-back after qualifying breakdowns in Spain, Monaco, after France, Tyrrell retired the 006 model in favour of the newer 007
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A Tyrrell 006, driven by John Delane, at the 2007 Silverstone Classic meeting, July 2007.