Film on Ford


The article on the Beatrice Formula One team was terrific, but you were wrong about the film of the engine’s development being a BBC production. I made it for Channel Four as a duet of 60-minute fly-on-the-workshop-wall documentaries to herald their new technology series, Equinox.

To be fair to Ford, who allowed us unhindered access to their development programme with Cosworth, they stuck to their word, and even when the engine failed as it regularly did no pressure was brought to have it excised from the final cut. The resulting film might not be a testament to a great engine, but it is a testament to a company who are as good as their word.

I am yours etc

Patrick Uden, Nutbourne, West Sussex