Articles tagged Mike Costin

Page 4 of April 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, April 2003

Matters of moment

Cosworth to sponsor TGP Cosworth will support the FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Championship in 2003 to mark the Northampton firm's 45th anniversary. The 'Power by Cosworth' insignia will be included in TGP graphics and clothing to recognise the founding of the firm by Keith Duckworth and Mike Costin. Cosworth holds the record for the number of wins in Formula One with 175 victories. "Cosworth...

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Cosworth GP engines — the fifth season

One of the wisest things that Ford of Britain ever did in recent times was to give £100,000 to Keith Duckworth and Mike Costin, the two men behind Cosworth Engineering, and ask them to produce a winning Grand Prix engine. The stipulations that went with the contract were few, among them being the agreement that the Ford name should be put on the engine, and another was that Team Lotus should have...

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Lotus 29

X-Ray spec In the first of a new series, Keith Howard gets beneath the skin of the original Indy Lotus - with help from Chapman's chief designer, Len Terry When Colin Chapman was invited to the 1962 Indianapolis 500 by Dan Gurney, the Lotus founder surveyed the front-engined 'dinosaurs' on show there and famously remarked, "All you've got to do is to get an engine with half the power of these...

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Matters of moment

News views and comment Close out? Cosworth out of F1 for 2007Spyker's shock switch leaves British firm high and dry It now seems probable that the Cosworth name will be absent from the Formula 1 grid for the first time in four decades, following the surprise announcement that the Spyker MF1 Team will switch to Ferrari engines in 2007 Cosworth MD Bernard Ferguson travelled to the Chinese GP with a...

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Reflections in an Austrian Summer

When we arrived for the Austrian Grand Prix we received a very polite reprimand, worded in the nicest way, but nonetheless firm. It came from the Tourist Traffic Association of Knittelfeld and oddly enough it was nothing to do with cars or traffic. Since the opening of the Osterreichring in 1969 everyone has been saying that it is at Zeltweg, and the small town of Zeltweg has been getting all the...

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"You see? It designs itself..."

They were favourite words of Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman and showed just how easily car design came to him. Then again, explains Gordon Cruickshank, the man was a bona fide genius No story on Colin Chapman could omit the word 'innovation'. But his remarkable talent lay not so much in inventing devices as solving problems, and, more crucially, in identifying that problem first. What set him apart...

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Cosworth 4WD

They met with widely differing success, but the man with the self-belief to build his own F1 car in a lock-up knows where Cosworth were coming from with this flawed Tour De Force Motor racing fans measure success in terms of wins and that's not a bad thing. The Cosworth GP car never even entered a race, let alone won one. So why choose it? The truth is, I've never been a big fan of motor racing;...

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Team Lotus

The start was inauspicious, the end undistinguished. But on its good days, there wasn’t a car on the planet that could keep up with those from Team Lotus. Mark Hughes remembers our greatest grand prix marque Grand Prix racing was a changing world by 1958. And after the opening race of that season, in Argentina, it would never be the same again, for a tiny rear-engined Cooper conquered the...

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The private teams

Part 4 Ecurie Ecosse Probably the best known of all private teams, ranking with the Rob Walker Team in winning major International races ahead of works teams. The team has specialised mostly in sports cars but has also raced single-seaters and GT cars. The team has been associated with Jaguar Cars in most of their successes, first with the C-type and later with the D-type which won for them the...

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Air

Duxford SOME thirty, years ago, use after the war, five brand new Short Stirlings, complete with twenty engines and a mountain of spares, changed hands for £2,000. Today there are no flying Stirlings left in the world, and the same can be said of many other aircraft types which helped to shape world destiny but have since vanished completely, leaving shameful gaps in aviation history. Not all...

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