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Former F1 mechanic Kerr has died

Highly-regarded former Formula One mechanic Peter Kerr, nicknamed the 'professor of mechanics' when involved in the sport, passed away last week at the age of 73.

Kerr, who was born in New Zealand, began his career as chief mechanic at the Winkelmann Racing F2 team in 1964, and while there became good friends with Bernie Ecclestone.

After moving to March he became close to current FIA president Max Mosley, and during further spells at Shadow and Arrows he was regarded as one of the very best mechanics in the sport.

After retiring, he continued working with Ecclestone and was instrumental in helping create the sport's current paddock pass system.

Kerr's funeral will be held on May 15 at 2:00pm at the Crown Hill Crematorium in Milton Keynes. The family have asked for no flowers. Instead, any donations should be sent to Willen Hospice, where he passed away.

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