Having impressed with Jean Alesi in 1990, much was expected of Tyrrell in 1991 when they switched to Honda power.
With Alesi being snapped up by Ferrari, Stefano Modena took his place in the team. He put the 020 on the front row at Monte-Carlo, but retired with an engine failure in the race.
The car’s only podium finish came courtesy of Modena in the Canadian Grand Prix. A series of technical problems hampered Modena’s efforts and team mate Satoru Nakajima spun into retirement on several occasions.