Very excited to announce our next sporting event in association with Mondello Park
Join us of whats going to be an extremely interesting and colourful interview with Ireland's former Formula 1 drivers and Leo Nulty.
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Billed as the "fastest driver you never heard of", Tommy Byrne from Dundalk in Ireland, had a meteoric rise from Mondello Park to Formula 1 in just a handful of years. His prize for winning the prestigious British Formula 3 Championship was a test at Silverstone with the McLaren Formula 1 team. Not only was he quickest on the day, but he bettered the time of their regular driver- three time World Champion Niki Lauda! By his own admission, Tommy "couldn't be told what to do" and unfortunately his career slumped as quickly as it had climbed. His prize winning book "Crashed and Byrned" in 2008 was a huge success leading to the "Crash and Burn" film chartering his almost unbelievable story.
Now a Journalist, Race Team Boss and board member of Mondello Park, David was one of Ireland's first Grand Prix drivers. Having famously worked in the coal mines in Australia to fund his campaigns, the Dubliner won two British Formula Ford Championships in 1976 and narrowly missed out on the European title too. In 1978 and 1979 he was a regular winner in the British F1 series, leading to a drive with the Shadow team in the F1 World Championship. It was very much a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time though, as the car was hopelessly uncompetitive. David subsequently enjoyed a successful sportscar career though, before turning to driver management.
is the voice of Mondello Park, where he has been commentating for over 20 years. He is also a motor racing historian and enthusiast. Leo runs a successful PR and Events company, based in Naas in County Kildare and will have the pleasure of interviewing Tommy and David.
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