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Jody Scheckter and P34

30. Jun 2020 
by Ziv Knoll
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For all the success Jody Scheckter had in the six-wheeler Tyrrell P34 – one win, one pole, five podiums, third in the world championship – the South African has never spoken favorably of the P34 (imagined by Derek Gardner), reserving particular critics for the car’s brakes.

He said: “The braking was supposed to be better (than in a normal car): well, it was when you were braking in a straight line, but as soon as you turned in, the little wheels slid and you had to come off the pedal, so there was no advantage there. It only really worked on very smooth surfaces and, back then, there just weren’t many of those around.”

 

Source: Ziv Knoll

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