Engineering F1 - Careers
RORY BYRNE

Nationality : south-african
Date of birth : january 10, 1944
Main fields of activity : chassis

1960 : graduated from Queens High School in Johannesburg
1964 : graduated from l'université Witwatersrand in Johannesburg
1965-1968 : chief chimist > Kolchem (plastics manufacturing compagny)
1969-1972 : co-founder of Auto Drag and Speed Den, a race car tuning compagny
1973 : assisted a friend in the Formula Ford Championship
1974-1977 : chief designer > Royale Racing (formula Ford 1600 et 2000, super vee)
1978-1980 : technical director > Toleman (F2)
1981-1990 : chief designer > Toleman/Benetton (F1)
1991 : chief designer > project Reynard (F1)
1992 : chief designer, responsable de la recherche et du développement > Benetton (F1)
1993-1996 : head of R&D > Benetton (F1)
a brief period in Thailand, where he sets up a dive school
1997-2005 : chief designer > Ferrari (F1)
2006-2012 : consultant > Ferrari (F1)