Cosworth goes on sale

British newspaper The Telegraph has reported that Formula 1 engine supplier Cosworth has been put up for sale by its current owners Gerry Forsythe and Kevin Kalkhoven.

Cosworth is the second most successful engine supplier in F1 history with 176 wins, second only to Ferrari that has 220.

Cosworth’s involvement in F1 dates back to 1967 when its DFV engine first powered the Lotus 49s of Jim Clark and Graham Hill at the Dutch Grand Prix.

The success of the DFV engine was such that from 1969 to 1973, every F1 world championship race was won by a car powered by it.

Martin Brundle was the last driver to win a race with a DFV engine in 1985 and the last Cosworth powered win came at the 2003 Brazilian GP won by Jordan’s Giancarlo Fisichella.

Cosworth currently powers Marussia F1 and HRT F1.

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About Vinayak Pande

Journalist at autoX magazine.
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