Articles tagged Mike Costin

Page 112 of July 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 112, July 2004

News: Ford success

Ford conquers Le Mans During the last half-hour the two Shelby cars closed up together, Ken Miles waiting for Bruce McLaren, who had lost the lead during the final pitstops for refuelling, and the light-blue and black 7-litre Fords circulated quietly together, gathering up the gold car of Ronnie Bucknum as they began what was obviously going to be their final lap and a thoroughly deserved victory...

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Moonlighting

He won 25 grands prix and the Indy 500, but, as Paul Fearnley discovers, it was Jim Clark's exploits away from Formula 1 — whether hustling stock cars or rallying a Lotus-Cortina — which truly showcased the Scot's versatility A staid Sunbeam saloon, a quirky DKW two-stroker, a steadfast TR3, a nimble Porsche 356 coupé, a borrowed Anglia and an eye-opening, 100mph-lap D-type Jag; rallies (from...

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Chequered history

The Chequered Flag was among the most visible race and rally teams of the '60s and '70s. Richard Heseltine catches up with former principal and wheeler-dealer Graham Warner Well that's progress for you. Earlier this year another slice of motor racing lore slipped away unobserved and without comment: the Chequered Flag on Chiswick High Road is no more, razed to make way for an apartment block....

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The view from Chapman's crew

Key figures associated with Team Lotus tell us what they think about the return of the famous name to Formula 1, and recall why it was special to work at Norfolk’s finestBy Paul Fearnley Clive ChapmanSon of Team Lotus founder Colin Chapman & MD of Classic Team Lotus I have always said that if the Lotus name was to return to Formula 1 it needed to be in association with the factory, Group...

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Reviews

Lotus --- The Early Years by Peter Ross ISBN 1 90235112 6 Published by Coterie Press £34.99 It's hard not to be impressed by this weighty hardback. Written by one of Chapman's early collaborators, it tells the story of Lotus' formative years from the perspective of the many uncelebrated talents who gave 'Chunky' a leg up on his way to greatness. Tackling the story up to 1955, it's refreshing to...

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News in brief

The life of Keith Duckworth OBE will be celebrated in a Memorial Service, to be held at 3pm on Thursday February 23 at All Saints' Church, George Row, Northampton. Along with his colleague Mike Costin, Keith set up Cosworth Engineering in 1958. John Grant, the former MSA chairman, will split his time this year between his McLaren M8C/D and a Chevron 816. He will again contest the Orwell...

Page 36 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 2010

Letters

Time to clip wings? Sir, Having just watched the boredom that was the Bahrain Grand Prix I now realise that, like MPs and their expenses, Formula 1 just does not ‘get it’. Wings are things that should be fitted to aeroplanes, not land vehicles. The amount of grip still generated means that any decent long corner is flat out and the high-speed braking so good that outbraking, even at the end of...

Page 40 of July 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, July 2007

Relative values

Ro dive values Two Cosworth e gines, 40 years and 350bhp apart: Mike Costin, one half of the design team, relates the DFV's origins and how much technology has changed i are problem solvers, and that gives them a different perspective. While the world at large remembers the DFV as the most successful racing engine of all time, Mike Costin, co-founder of Cosworth, remembers things differently. The...

Page 92 of January 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, January 2008

Cosworth Ford 105E

Mike Costin tells the story of the engine on which the success of Cosworth was founded, both technically and financially By Keith Howard Formula 1’s most famous engine – the Cosworth DFV – might never have been created but for the development battle that its designer Keith Duckworth fought, and won, with an altogether less adventurous project. It was 1959, eight years before the DFV’s sensational...

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Lunch with... SIR JOHN WHITMORE

Lunch with SIR JOHN WHITMORE In more ways than one, Sir John Whitmore is different. Since this monthly series began in Motor Sport six years ago I've been lucky enough to take some 80 motor sporting personalities to lunch, and I don't think any of them has had so short a racing career. Probably none has had so strange a life since walking away from the sport, either. But John makes a worthy and...

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