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Harvey Postlewaite

Harvey Postlewaite. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Harvey Postlewaite. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Harvey Postlewaite, 1999. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Harvey Postlewaite, 1999. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

04 Mar 1944
Barnet, North London

Died:

13 Apr 1999
Barcelona, Spain

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

Ferrari, Fittipaldi, Hesketh, Sauber, Tyrrell, Williams, Wolf (1974-1998)

Very popular man who worked as technical director at many teams. He was working on both a Honda F1 project and as a technical journalist when he died of a heart-attack after a test session, aged only 55. Harvey gained a doctorate in mechanical engineering but initially joined ICI as a research scientist, despite being a big fan of racing. He joined March as a race engineer before starting his design career with Hesketh, where he helped James Hunt's career immensely. From there on there were many highs which included Wolf winning their first race, Ferrari winning the constructor championships in 1982 and 1983 and helping the fledging Sauber team do well in 1993.

Biography last updated 9 Oct 2016