Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/02/05

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Subject: [Leica] Interesting F1 short
From: alal at (Akhil Lal)
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 07:26:42 -0500
References: <> <00b901cf220b$74dae180$5e90a480$@edu> <>

You're welcome.  Actually, the reason I posted the link was because Leicas
popped up in several scenes. 

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[ at] On Behalf Of FRANK 
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 2:22 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Interesting F1 short

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

> From: Akhil Lal <alal at>
>To: 'Leica Users Group' <lug at> 
>Sent: Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 0:44
>Subject: [Leica] Interesting F1 short
>For all you formula one fans.
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

Leica Users Group.
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