JUNE 2, 1997
The future of Tyrrell
The only non-family shares appear to belong to technical director Harvey Postlethwaite who owns 10% of the equity.
There is no shortage of people who are interested in buying the team at the moment. Insiders report that there have been several consortiums from the City of London which have expressed an interest in acquiring the team and leaving the Tyrrells to run the show. There are also a variety of motor racing people who want to take over the team.
One name which has come up recently is that of Canadian businessman Walter Wolf (who ran an F1 team in the 1970s with Harvey Postlethwaite - Tyrrell's technical chief - designing for him). Another rumor suggests that Jacques Villeneuve's manager Craig Pollock and Adrian Reynard are keen to buy the team, so they can close it down and use the factory - and the Tyrrell staff - to build chassis for Prost Grand Prix.
Other rumors have linked Tyrrell with Prodrive and with Dome, both of which seem to want to enter Grand Prix racing.