Jody signed to transfer from Tyrrell to the Wolf team for the 1977 season, but at Watkins Glen at the end of 1976, Ken Tyrrell was good enough to let Jody test in the Wolf, just prior to the Watkins Glen GP. Jody was determined to show that he had not made an error in changing team, and hurled the 1976 Wolf (née Hesketh 308C) to a lap time that would have put it high on the grid for the following GP. Needless to say, with the regular drivers the car qualified on the last row. I was impressed. Early the next year, at a test in South Africa with Jody and the much better
1977 Wolf, I received a call from Frank Williams asking me to join him at what would be Williams GP Engineering. For me, the future beckoned, but Jody went on to race wins and a close second to Niki Lauda in the 1977 Championship.