It was almost as difficult to find someone to follow Lauda and Hunt as it was to determine the No 1. We chose someone who has never won a Grand Prix, that hard-charging- Frenchman Patrick Depailler. Many of the excellent drives were ruined by niggling problems and he was unlucky not to win a race.Ken Tyrrell obviously had great faith in Derek Gardner's six-wheel project and Depailler, probably more than his team-mate Jody Scheckter, displayed its potential on the race-track. With a lot more testing to iron out minor deficiencies, the Tyrrell P34 was expected to be stronger challenger in 1977. The year Ronnie Peterson joined the team.