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C O M P O N E N T S

A History Of Excellence
Since it was formed in 1958 by Mike Costin and the late Keith Duckworth in a small workshop in London, England, Cosworth has become the most successful engine manufacturer in the history of Formula One. In addition it has achieved enormous success in IndyCars, Champ Cars, rallying, sports cars and touring cars. The company soon outgrew its little workshop in Acton and moved to north London, where the Ford 105E engine was developed. Cosworth’s first race win followed – at Goodwood in 1960, a Formula Junior win for the young Jim Clark. By the mid 1960s the company had moved again, to Northampton, and in 1966 a contract was signed with Ford to develop a new three-litre Formula One engine. The legendary DFV was born. Jim Clark again provided the maiden victory, first time out at the Dutch Grand Prix in 1967. The DFV went on to dominate F1 for 15 years with 155 race wins. In the 1970s the Cosworth DFX ruled the US Indycar scene with an incredible 151 race wins in a 14-year reign, including 10 driver’s championships and 10 Indianapolis 500 victories. Through the 1980s and ‘90s, Cosworth continued to provide race-winning power with three World Touring Car titles in 1987, ‘93 and ‘94. In Formula 1 the HB engine won 11 races, while in the US Nigel Mansell’s CART championship in 1993 and Jacques Villeneuve’s in 1995 were both powered by Cosworth XBs. In 1994 the Zetec V8 F1 engine took Michael Schumacher to his first world driver’s title. In rallying the Ford Escort Cosworth and the Duratec-R powered Focus WRC gave Ford yet more success. In 2004 Cosworth still provided the power to 30% of the F1 grid, as well as to the entire Champ Car World Series and the Ford Focus WRC cars. In 2005 Cosworth powered Red Bull’s impressive debut F1 season. In 2006, Cosworth powered the Williams F1 car with a brand new V8 engine which was later acknowledged as the most powerful and highest revving engine...

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