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When Uncle Ken decided to call it a day

It was on this day in 1997 that it emerged that Ken Tyrrell had decided it was time to depart Formula 1, the legendary team owner 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 and they went on to win the drivers and constructors championships in 1971 which saw Stewart win six of the 11 races. He stayed with the team until 1973. Stewart went on to win two more titles while the team was runner-up in the...
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