The Tyrrell P34 (Project 34), commonly known as the “six-wheeler”, was a Formula One race car designed by Derek Gardner, Tyrrell’s chief designer. The car used four specially manufactured 10-inch diameter (254 mm) wheels and tyres at the front, with two ordinary-sized wheels at the back, the six-wheeled Tyrrell was one of the most radical entries ever to succeed in F1 competition and has been called the most recognizable design in the history of world motorsports.
The stretched versions first ran in the Spanish GP in 1976, and proved to be very competitive. Both Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler produced good results with the car, the P34’s golden moment came in the Swedish Grand Prix. Scheckter and Depailler finished first and second, and to date Scheckter is the only driver ever to win a race in a six-wheeled car.
The large format photograph (50x35cm) taken at the 1976 Italian Grand Prix. Monza, Italy. 10th – 12th September 1976, shows Jody Scheckter in the Tyrrell P34-Ford, he finished in 5th position. Hand signed in silver, supplied rolled, with a COA.