Surprising nearly everyone, Jackie Stewart's Tyrrell 001 (#3) starts from pole position for its Grand Prix debut in the 1970 Canadian GP at St. Jovite.
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It reads like a plot line no real screenwriter would dare pitch: A little-known transmission engineer who has never designed a whole racing car must draw up a new mount for an F1 World Champion.
Constructed clandestinely in an old woodshed, the machine proves so fast that it sets a lap record in its first test outing, then starts from pole for its debut Grand Prix. Just 12 months after the prototype is unveiled, a developed version carries the star to his second World Driving Championship.
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