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The day Uncle Ken bowed out of F1

It was on this day in 1997 that news emerged that Ken Tyrrell was to depart Formula 1 after selling his eponymous race team. Tyrrell Racing had been a fixture of the world championship for over three decades. It made its maiden appearance at the 1966 German Grand Prix with drivers Jacky Ickx and Hubert Hahne and embarked on its first full season in 1968. Jackie Stewart spearheaded the campaign and claimed three wins that year. Stewart stayed with the team until 1973. Together they won the drivers and constructors championships in 1971, with Stewart winning six of the 11 races that year. Stewart went on to win two more titles. The team was runner-up in the following two seasons, and third...
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