Team Tyrrell is sad to have lost our old friend, Derek Gardner.
Derek was the brilliant designer behind the Championship-Winning (World beating, Ferrarri-beating, ALL-COMERS beating) Tyrrells in the early 70’s. It was Gardner’s and Tyrrell’s garigiste spirit that Enzo Ferrari deplored as his beautiful V-12 machines lost race after race to the plucky Brits with Jackie Stewart leading the charge behind the wheel.
Derek had been quite ill for some years, and as a result had stopped coming to the races. His stories were wonderful, and his genius and quiet humility will be sorely missed. He passed last night as quietly as his humble personality. Our condolences go to his family. May Derek Gardner rest in peace with our many thanks.