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  • Alf Francis

    Alf Francis

    Alf Francis

  • Alf Francis

    Alf Francis

    Rob Walker Racing chief mechanic Alf Francis working on a Coventry Climax 4-cylinder engine. Cooper wheels beyond left.

  • Alf Francis

    Alf Francis

    Rob Walker Racing chief mechanic Alf Francis working on a Coventry Climax 4-cylinder engine. Cooper wheels beyond left.

  • Alf Francis

    Alf Francis

    R.R.C. Walker Racing chief mechanic Alf Francis working on Formula Two Coventry Climax 4-cylinder engine. Cooper parts beyond.

  • Alf Francis

    Alf Francis

    R.R.C. Walker Racing chief mechanic Alf Francis working on Formula Two Coventry Climax 4-cylinder engine. Cooper parts beyond.

  • Belgian Grand Prix Spa

    Belgian Grand Prix Spa

    Two chief mechanics, Tony Robinson of BRP/UDT/Yeoman Credit (left) and Polish-born "Alf Francis" of Rob Walker Racing/Stirling Moss (right)

  • Brighton Speed Trials

    Brighton Speed Trials

    Track action scene, preparing for starting line, left to right: a Connaught A Type, Rob Walker, car owner (light sweater, hands on knees, leaning at exhaust), Mike Hawthorn, driver (goggles, helmet, seated), Alf Francis, Rob Walker team mechanic, (light coverall, right hand leaning on car at left rear wheel).

  • Brighton Speed Trials

    Brighton Speed Trials

    Track action scene, preparing for demonstration run, left to right: a Connaught A Type, Mike Hawthorn, driver (jacket, tie, entering car), Alf Francis, Rob Walker team mechanic (light coverall, pushing car at left rear wheel).

  • Brussels Grand Prix

    Brussels Grand Prix

    The number 10 R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Porsche 718/2 driven by Stirling Moss in the pits. Team owner Rob Walker is 2nd from left. The mechanics working on the car are John Chisman (left) and 'Alf Francis' (right).

  • Brussels Grand Prix

    Brussels Grand Prix

    Walker Racing chief mechanic 'Alf Francis' in BP Service overalls on left, driver Graham Hill reading the news and Rob Walker, Stirling Moss's team owner, on right.

  • Garda Formula Two

    Garda Formula Two

    Tony Hume in an HWM. Hume normally served as assistant to team manager and part-owner John Heath of HWM, driving just occasionally. In beret and glasses to left is HWM's Polish chief mechanic "Alf Francis," who later moved with Stirling Moss to the Rob Walker team, winning many times at World Championship Formula One and Formula Two level

  • Goodwood Tourist Trophy

    Goodwood Tourist Trophy

    Winning Rob Walker Ferrari 250 GT SWB driven by Stirling Moss in the pits. Team mechanic Tony Cleverley on left rear wheel, chief mechanic Alf Francis on jack right

  • Goodwood Tourist Trophy

    Goodwood Tourist Trophy

    Winning Rob Walker Ferrari 250 GT SWB driven by Stirling Moss in the pits. Team mechanic Tony Cleverley on left rear wheel, chief mechanic Alf Francis on jack right, mechanic John Chisman being handed something by Rob Walker in pit beyond.

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    Jack Brabham pushes car number 14, the Rob Walker-entered 1.96-litre Cooper-Climax hybrid Formula One car, to the finish. The car stalled in the tunnel when the engine's magneto bracket broke, cutting the ignition. It was classified as a sixth place finish. Behind the car is Charles Cooper (right), John Cooper (behind Brabham), Tony Rudd of BRM (on the left wearing glasses, tie, and jumpsuit), and Rob Walker team chief mechanic Alf Francis (on the left wearing a jumpsuit and watch).

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    Race number 30, Maurice Trintignant (standing, light cap, dark jacket, goggles, driver) with chief mechanic Alf Francis (seated in car), Rob Walker Racing Team (entrant)

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    Race number 30, Maurice Trintignant (standing, light cap, dark jacket, goggles, driver), Alf Francis (seated in car), Rob Walker Racing Team (entrant)

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    Rob Walker mechanic Alf Francis working on the winning Cooper-Climax T45 driven by Maurice Trintignant.

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    Rob Walker's chief mechanic Alf Francis readies team Cooper-Climax for driver Maurice Trintignant, standing, right, who will win the race in this car.

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    Jack Brabham pushes car number 14, the Rob Walker-entered 1.96-litre Cooper-Climax hybrid Formula One car, to the finish. The car stalled in the tunnel when the engine's magneto bracket broke, cutting the ignition. It was classified as a sixth place finish. Behind the car is John Cooper (right) and Rob Walker team chief mechanic Alf Francis (on the left wearing a jumpsuit).

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    Jack Brabham pushes car number 14, the Rob Walker-entered 1.96-litre Cooper-Climax hybrid Formula One car, to the finish. The car stalled in the tunnel when the engine's magneto bracket broke, cutting the ignition. It was classified as a sixth place finish. Behind the car is Charles Cooper (right), Colin Chapman of Team Lotus (second from the right), John Cooper (behind Brabham), and Rob Walker team chief mechanic Alf Francis (behind and to the left of John Cooper).

  • Portuguese Grand Prix

    Portuguese Grand Prix

    Race winner Stirling Moss with laurels takes drink. Rob Walker team chief mechanic Alf Francis in cap left.

  • Rouen French Grand Prix

    Rouen French Grand Prix

    Maurice Trintignant (white helmet) stands with marshals beside car number 28, his wrecked Rob Walker team Lotus-Climax 24, after a finish-line collision. To Trintignant's right, wearing a white cap, is Walker team chief mechanic Alf Francis.

  • Syracuse Grand Prix

    Syracuse Grand Prix

    Jack Brabham sits in Rob Walker's Formula Two Cooper-Climax T41 in the pits. Horace Gould stands on the left. Owner/entrant Rob Walker is leaning forward over car with team chief mechanic "Alf Francis," in hat.

  • Syracuse Grand Prix

    Syracuse Grand Prix

    Car number 12, Jack Brabham, Cooper-Climax T41 with owner/entrant Rob Walker leaning down and team chief mechanic "Alf Francis'" with watering can in background.

  • United States Grand Prix

    United States Grand Prix

    Drivers Tony Brooks (far left) and Stirling Moss (far right) with Rob Walker chief mechanic Alf Francis behind Moss.

  • United States Grand Prix

    United States Grand Prix

    Stirling Moss (left) and Alf Francis (right).