Scheckter offers Tyrrell six-pack its single win in F1

We never willingly pass up an opportunity to show off the Tyrrell P34, one of Formula 1's most instantly recognizable and unusual cars in over seven decades of racing.

The six-wheel design still shocks and astonishes even now. It made its debut at the 1976 Spanish Grand Prix and was the brainchild of designer Derek Gardner.

It was on this day in 1976 that the original car won its first and only Grand Prix. The race took place over 72 laps of the Scandinavian Raceway in Anderstorp, Sweden.

Jody Scheckter had put the car on pole position, but Mario Andretti quickly took the lead for Lotus. However, the American was subsequently given a 60 second jump start penalty and then suffered an engine failure.

Scheckter took the lead and won the race, leading his team mate Patrick Depailler across the line by almost 20 seconds.

As for the Tyrrell P34, unfortunatey its small front wheels were never really supported by Goodyear, and regulation changes the following year made the whole thing much less competitive. The car's final Grand Prix outing was in Japan in October 1977.