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After fairly successful 1989 and 1990 seasons, Tyrrell had managed to accrue a healthy sponsor package for a change, with the Braun electrical brand in the title spot, and there was plenty of reason to be confident for 1991. Satoru Nakajima had helped them land a contract to run the 1990-spec Honda V10 engine used to such good effect in the McLaren, the new 020 chassis was a development of the revolutionary 019 and the highly-rated Stefano Modena had joined from the disappointing Brabham squad. After a decade in the wilderness, could Tyrrell be on their way back to the top?


Related image 3. Satoru Nakajima jp

Entering his fifth year of Formula One at the age of 37, Naka-san is unlikely to improve on his reputation for being a safe, steady but uninspired pair of hands. However, his good offices have helped bring Tyrrell their potentially game-changing engine deal and if he can just bring the car home in the points now and then, he’ll have done a good job.

 


modena.jpg4. Stefano Modena it

Modena has been touted as a star of the future since he first appeared in F1 with a couple of one-off drives in 1987. A dispiriting 1988 with EuroBrun and a frustrating two years at a stuttering Brabham team have dented that reputation despite his podium in Monaco ’89 but there’s a sense that this move to Tyrrell is his big break and some bold pundits are even predicting a shock win may be on the cards for the Italian.

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