MAY 4, 2007
Peter Kerr has died at the age of 73. Kerr was a New Zealander who arrived in Britain in 1964 and worked as the chief mechanic with Roy Winkelmann Racing in Formula 2. In this role he got to know Jochen Rindt well and through him became friendly with Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. He later moved on to the March F1 team as the team's very first employee where he worked for Max Mosley, as mechanic to the likes of Ronnie Peterson and Niki Lauda. He then moved on to Shadow and ultimately to Arrows where he stayed until his retirement, working in research and development and know to all as "the professor of mechanics". In his later days he worked with Ecclestone on the development of Formula 1 pass technology.
Kerr's funeral will take place on May 15 at 2pm at the Crown Hill Crematorium in Milton Keynes.
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