The build up to the 2015 Motor Sport magazine Hall of Fame begins here! Each year we host a star-studded night in which we honour the great names of our sport and invite a selection from the past and present to join our exclusive club of heroes.
Between now and the 2015 event we will be asking some of the great names who are already members of the Motor Sport magazine Hall of Fame who they would choose to join them. We begin with Hall of Fame founding member and three-time World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart:
“Who would I choose? Mike Costin. He built the most successful Grand Prix engine in the history of the sport, the Cosworth DFV. He and Keith Duckworth did it together. He’s a wonderful man, who carries the dignity of the sport to the highest levels. More credit has tended to go to Keith, but nevertheless he is one of the two men responsible for the engine.”
Mike Costin began his working life as an apprentice at De Havilland before joining Colin Chapman and Lotus, where he met Keith Duckworth. The pair co-founded engine tuner Cosworth in 1958. In 1967, in collaboration with Lotus and Ford, the company introduced the Double Four-Valve V8 to F1. It would go on to win 155 Grands Prix. Cosworth engines would also win the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Indianapolis 500.
So who would you include in the Hall of Fame?