A Japanese Tyrrell!

01. Nov 2021 
by Ziv Knoll

The 1976 Formula One Championship was to be decided at the  Mount Fuji circuit, with Niki Lauda just three points ahead of James Hunt, after a season full of incidents including Lauda’s near fatal crash at the Nürburgring and subsequent missed races.

Interesting: Both Bridgestone and Kazuyoshi Hoshino (Tyrrell 007) made their Formula One debuts at Fuji with Heroes Racing Corporation (picture above).

Hoshino, a racing legend in his native Japan, qualified his Tyrrell in 21st position (picture below) in a field of 26 cars, but had to retire on lap 27, with a… tyre failure.

Niki Lauda retired his car on lap 1, claiming the conditions were too dangerous to continue, Mario Andretti won the race and James Hunt finished third, and was crowned 1976 world champion.

Source: DR

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