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Special Tyrrell Trophy awarded at Brands Hatch

Sunday, May 30 2021

A special Tyrrell Trophy was awarded at the Masters Historic Festival at Brands Hatch today, and was presented to Lotus Elan racer Andrew Haddon for his solo efforts in Sunday morning's Gentlemen Drivers race.

Brands Hatch operator MSV and Masters Historic Racing agreed to give the award this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tyrrell Racing Organisation's first and only F1 manufacturers' crown with a car of its own design.

The award was presented to Haddon at a ceremony in the Masters Historic Racing paddock, following his superb drive in the 90-minute race for 1960s GT cars. Haddon was elected driver of the weekend in recognition of a front-running performance in which he fell from podium contention with just a lap to go after contact with another competitor. Unlike many of his rivals on-track, Haddon was driving on his own without a co-driver.

The trophy was handed over by Ken Tyrrell's grandson, Adam (pictured left), who was in attendance at the event with his family. MSV Chief Executive (pictured right) also joined the presentation which was overseen by Masters Historic Racing Founder and President Ron Maydon.

Pictured ahead of Tyrrell, Haddon and Palmer is a continuation example of the 1976 Tyrrell P34 six-wheeler, one of the most iconic designs produced by the team. An identical P34 was raced in the two Masters Historic F1 races this weekend by Jonathan Holtzman alongside the 012 of Ian Simmonds and the 011 of Ken Tyrrell - an American of no relation.