Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/02/04

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Subject: [Leica] Interesting F1 short
From: topoxforddoc at (Charlie Chan)
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 07:40:16 +0000
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Another great anecdote about a fabulous car and engine (and let's not forget 
the incomparable drivers). Must meet up again soon.


On 5 Feb 2014, at 07:22, FRANK DERNIE wrote:

> Thanks for posting that excellent film.
> I was just a teenage fan back then but there are a lot of faces in the 
> film I went on to work with and remember with fondness, particularly Keith 
> Duckworth who was a great help to me encouraging my early efforts and went 
> on to be a close friend. Mind you our telephone calls were rarely less 
> than 2 hours. If Keith called your mobile the first thing you did was 
> search for the charger and plug it in...
> I think the ?100,000 Walter Hayes of Ford UK marketing spent to sponsor 
> the build of the Cosworth DFV was probably the best value sponsorship deal 
> ever done in motorsport!
> Keith himself drew every single drawing of the original engine, did every 
> calculation and ran the development programme.
> Doesn't happen like that nowadays...
> Incidentally the broken timing gear in Graham Hill's car turned out to be 
> due to a resonance in the valve train which required some ground breaking 
> work to resolve. 
> Frank D
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