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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.

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