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Dennis, who said that the squad owed Kerr a great deal of gratitude:
“Speaking on behalf of all at Mclaren, I am very sorry to hear the news that Phil Kerr has passed away. Phil was a Mclaren stalwart from the company’s very earliest days, having met Bruce Mclaren in the early 1950s when they were both racing Austin Sevens in their native New Zealand.
“At Brabham, Phil and Denny Hulme, one of the greatest Kiwi racers of all time, became good friends — and, after Denny had won the world championship for Jack’s team in 1967, he and Phil decided to move together to Mclaren to rejoin Bruce. From then on Phil was an inspirational force for good, helping Bruce and Denny establish Mclaren as a successful going concern.
“Now, decades later, the 3000 people who make up Mclaren therefore owe Phil a debt of gratitude. On behalf of us all, I consequently extend heartfelt sympathy to his family and many friends. May he rest in peace.”
We at wish to extend sincere condolences to Patricia. Phil and Pat met through motor racing, and not only is she an accomplished photographer (many of her superb photographs feature in his autobiography) but she is also a genuine race fan. Godspeed, PLK.