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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:49 pm 
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POBRatings wrote:
In another thread Ob1K and others mentioned Tommy Byrne's phenominally-fast test drives in a McLaren, when Lauda and Watson were the drivers.
Although not strictly a rookie (because he never got a race drive) does anyone have details on Byrne's try-outs, which GPs they were for? Was it in 1982 or 1983?

Apparently he got the test because of McLaren's sponsor Marlborough, Byrne was quite an uncouth person so Dennis was never going to employ such a driver so they doctored his car just to make sure he didn't go too fast, apparently he was still faster than Watson, i believe?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:16 pm 
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Byrne did a few F1 GPs with Theodore but qualified only twice I think (must have been 1982).


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:58 pm 
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Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Byrne did a few F1 GPs with Theodore but qualified only twice I think (must have been 1982).

Which i guess would be the equivalent of getting a drive with Marussia?

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