Picking the high points from 60 years of fettling, for both road and track
Cosworth was founded in London 60 years ago, born of a partnership between Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth, former Lotus employees who realised that they could “make a living messing about with engines” – and that messing about quickly came to dominate Formula Three. Supported by Ford in the 1960s and ’70s, and with several subsequent owners, the company collected an exceptional 176 Formula One wins as an engine supplier, the last of them for Giancarlo Fisichella’s Jordan at Brazil in 2003.
Today, it is a global consultancy with expertise in everything from powertrain development to electronics, and has collaborated on engine design with numerous firms – some of them secret. Here’s our pick of the best it admits to.