In motorsport it is common to have one or more test drivers that work with the mechanics to help develop the vehicle by testing new systems on the track.
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... IROC has historically employed former NASCAR drivers Dave Marcis, Dick Trickle and Jim Sauter as test drivers to prepare the setups for cars competing in the IROC series ...
... Matteo Bobbi (born 2 July 1978 in Milan) is an Italian racing driver with experience in several motor sport categories, including three years as a Minardi test driver in Formula One ... a brief time with Formula One's Minardi as their test driver, he also began racing in sports cars, winning the 2003 FIA GT Championship with Thomas Biagi in a BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari, and finishing as runner ... He tested a Formula One car for Minardi in 2000, and became their official test driver the following year ...
... Juan Pablo Montoya, who was a McLaren driver until aftermath of the 2006 United States Grand Prix moved to NASCAR, racing in the Nextel Cup series for 2007 ... On 2 August 2006, Williams announced that test and reserve driver Alexander Wurz would step up to a race seat for 2007, replacing Australian Mark Webber ... On 7 August 2006, Red Bull Racing announced their 2007 driver line-up of David Coulthard and Mark Webber, displacing Christian Klien ...
... The fifth start in Spain wasn't so successful for both Hispania drivers ... However the team's new test driver Christian Klien drove for the team in first practice ... Both drivers were unhurt ...
... He moved to McLaren as a test driver, only properly returning to racing when Juan Pablo Montoya left the team in 2006 ... race seat to Lewis Hamilton but stayed as a test driver until 2010 when he signed with BMW Sauber ... He became the youngest driver to compete in Formula One, racing at the age of 19 years and 125 days ...
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“God help the horse, and the driver too!
And the people and beasts who have never a friend!
For the driver easily might have been you,
And the horse be me by a different end!
And nobody knows how their days will cease!
And the poor, when theyre old, have little of peace!”
—James Kenneth Stephens (18821950)
“It is commonly said ... that ridicule is the best test of truth; for that it will not stick where it is not just. I deny it. A truth learned in a certain light, and attacked in certain words, by men of wit and humour, may, and often doth, become ridiculous, at least so far, that the truth is only remembered and repeated for the sake of the ridicule.”
—Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (16941773)