Tommy Byrne

A chirpy Irishman who showed great talent in the junior formulae and won the British Formula 3 title in 1982 for Murray Taylor Racing. At the end of the year he made a big impression while testing a McLaren but perhaps in retrospect he should have resisted the temptation to jump into Formula 1 with the uncompetitive Theodore that same season. He subsequently stayed in Formula 3 the following season contesting the European Championship, but it led nowhere and so he moved to the USA where he had a successful career for over a decade in minor league single seaters.He now runs a racing school in Florida.