Palmer stays with Tyrrell

After rounding off his 1987 Grand Prix season with a strong fifth place at Adelaide —which became fourth place after the disqualification of runner-up Ayrton Senna’s Lotus — Jonathan Palmer has been re-signed by Ken Tyrrell’s F1 team.

Palmer also finished fifth at Hockenheim and Monaco, and clinched the Jim Clark Cup, Grand Prix racing’s second division contest for the drivers of naturally-aspirated cars.

Ken’s team will continue to use Cosworth DFZ 3.5-litre V8 engines in 1988, prepared by Brian Hart’s Harlow-based company, and work is currently continuing not only on the new type 017 chassis, but also on the construction of a new workshop complex at the team’s base in Ripley.