Articles tagged Mike Costin

Page 44 of May 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, May 1964

On The New Formula Two

When the F.I.A. announced that Formula Junior would finish at the end of 1963 and be replaced by two Formulae, one above and one below in technical standards to the existing Formula Junior, it seemed like a sound move. It meant that there would be two reasonable stepping-stones up the ladder of single-seater racing to the pinnacle of Formula One or Grand Prix racing. However, the detailed rules...

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Lunch with... Peter Warr

The former Lotus team boss remembers the early days with Chapman, his struggles with Senna, and a certain ‘uncouth Brummie’… By Simon Taylor At its zenith, Lotus was Formula 1’s most consistently successful team, winning 71 World Championship races in 19 seasons. Ferrari’s tally for that same period was 44. Any list of the all-time greatest F1 cars must include at least four Lotuses: the...

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Lunch with Mike Costin

At one time Colin Chapman’s deputy, Costin is famed for his engine business with Keith Duckworth. And when it came to product testing, he was handy at the wheel By Simon Taylor The first seeds of many a great enterprise have been planted by the meeting of two young people with similar ambitions and complementary talents: like the day in May 1904 when Charles Rolls and Henry Royce sat down to...

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The Lotus 49

During last season Team Lotus were without an engine of their own for Grand Prig racing, having relied on Coventry-Climax engines until the end of 1965. When the Coventry firm had to withdraw from racing it left a number of the British Grand Prix car constructors high and dry, the only self-contained Grand Prix team being B.R.M. This situation coincided with the beginning of the new 3-litre...

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Boxing Day at Brands Hatch

Graham Hill demonstrates his prowess The BRSCC really is extremely fortunate with the weather for its Boxing Day Brands Hatch motor-racing. Never has ice or snow caused the cancellation of this winter programme and last Christmas fog which seemed likely to do so dispersed, so that everything went to schedule and in these circumstances rain seemed only a slight inconvenience. A considerable crowd...

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Readers letters

Passion versus profit Sir, What great news – yet another passionless manufacturer is leaving Formula 1. They’re all the same. They want a slice of the global advertising exposure and then, surprise surprise, they’ve only just arrived and they want a slice of the cake too. They think that they can buy F1 success, but when the going gets tough they don’t have the character or self-respect to stay...

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Fitting tribute

Sir, Thank you for the 'Jim Clark' issue of Motor Sport. It really did tell a very true story about him and you obviously spoke to all the right people to put it together so convincingly. You may have ruffled a few Borders feathers by describing Duns and Chirnside as hamlets; Duns celebrated the 500th anniversary of the granting of its royal burgh charter three years ago, and Chimside houses the...

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Cosworth conversations

Sir, I look forward to Motor Sport coming through the letterbox each month and always turn first to Simon Taylor’s Lunch with… interview. I’ve never been disappointed – thanks, Simon. I especially enjoyed the one with Mike Costin. In the ’90s I lived at East Haddon, just north of Northampton, and many a Sunday afternoon I would hear the bikes scrambling up on the hill so would wander up to have a...

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In celebration of Jimmy

Throughout the first weekend in April, Duns, Berwickshire, was buzzing. Commercial Street was choked with traffic. Formula One Lotuses, Super Sevens, Elites, Jaguar D-Types. It was choked with people, too. When Malcolm Ricketts tried out his Lotus 22 early on Saturday morning, running it up and down the public road, he was 'warned' by the police but let off, 'due to lack of witnesses'. It was all...

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The 50 greatest partnerships

It can be a selfish sport. yet its impossible to succeed without the support of others. We felt it was time to select the most dynamic of duos. And the nominations are... 50: Ma & Pa Moss For procreating the best all-round racing driver and finest female competition driver of all time — Stirling and Pat, that is. Greatest achievement: See above 49: Dale Earnhardt & Richard Childress `...

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