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Cosworth has had a long relationship with the Ford Motor Company. This started when Cosworth started building racing engines in These engines were. Cosworth, the British automotive engineering house famous for engines Cosworth says it has relationships with the likes of GM, Aston Martin. Cosworth is a British automotive engineering company founded in London in ; 61 years ago (), specialising in high-performance internal combustion .
PH Meets Dan Trent posted on Wednesday, August 14, in Features Behind the scenes at Cosworth, home to car nuts and engines for supercars and land-speed record cars alike Crossing the threshold of a company like Cosworth is a rare treat for the inquisitive hack and, quite probably, something of a nervy experience for the firm that extends the invitation.
After all, companies like Cosworth tend to work very much in the background, where discretion is the name of the game and your future revenue stream very much depends on being able to work on potentially mutually competitive projects side by side without any prejudice or favouritism. After all car manufacturers don't always like to boast about their reliance on outside help from firms like Cosworth and if secrecy is paramount in that world it's nothing compared with the need to keep schtum about work in F1 and defence.
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Spread out across a business park, Cosworth's separation in into, effectively, road and motorsport divisions with the former bought by Audi and then Mahle in and latter by Ford means a complicated arrangement of buildings and facilities. Hence Mahle-signed buildings next door to Cosworth ones and an unusual relationship that is, at times, both competitive and cooperative.
Aston One a recent project they can mention Chris explains his motivation for inviting PistonHeads over the threshold as basically being that, even if he can't tell us about everything they're up to, there are many PHey people working there. Evidence of this is parked outside the front door, the immaculate ur Quattro belonging to Cosworth man Martin Hall opportunistically recruited as a PH Carpool while Bruce's Maserati Quattroporte stands proudly outside as he sighs the sigh of a former Ferrari owner who fully understands the highs and lows of life with a tempestuous Italian.
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His assertion he 'used to be into rallying' sounds suspiciously modest and later proves to be just that but his attentions are currently focused on the Bucker Jungmann biplane he's restoring. He's never flown it. A racing version was also available for a short time. The FBE had individual throttle butterflies for each cylinder. Working from the Kent block, Cosworth created a 1.
The camshafts were driven by a toothed timing belt. Running in Group 2 and Group 4 on either rallying or touring car racing, this engine could be enlarged to 2. Inthe BDC version received fuel injection. Inthe 1. Init went to 1.
The BDG also had an aluminum engine block. It is basically an aluminum block version with similar cylinder heads. InFord asked Weslake and Co to build the BDA Engine for them, and by the end of the production line had been installed at Rye and production was under way.
Racing versions could develop about horsepower. A limited edition version was introduced in The RS could produce horsepower in full racing setup.
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The YB series engine was replace inwith the Zetec engine design. They finally built an all-new turbocharged 1. This engine was badged named the Ford TEC. Inside Cosworth, it was known as the GB-series. This engine had a long development history.
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It only raced only for a short time. In was used by the Haas Lola team in and the Benetton Formula team in It was used by the Benetton team midway through It won the Japanese Grand Prix that year. This engine had a narrower v-angle than the DFV.
As the works factory supported team, Benetton was the only team to use this model through the rest of and Incustomer units became available. The customer engines did not have all the updates the works engines did. Inthese engines were supplied to the new Jordan Grand Prix team. Inthey went to Team Lotus. A new Cosworth unit, badged as a Ford Zetec-R was built in This was the last Ford powered F1 title.
It was baged as a Ford engine. Cosworth has made several 3. The Stewart Grand Prix team basically became the Ford works team. They used Cosworth CR-1 engines from their first season in They used Cosworth V10 engines until Minardi also used re-badged Cosworth engines until Williams began using the new CA Cosworth V8 engines for the season.
In the same year, Scuderia Toro Rosso used detuned V10 engines based on the units. InWilliams and Scuderia Torro Rosso both switched to other engines. This left Cosworth out of Formula one for three years. Honda left F1 in December This led to Cosworth being selected to provide a standard engine to any interested team.
Teams could purchase entire engines, or build their own from the Cosworth designs. In Cosworth returned as the engine supplier for Williams. The CA is the same 2. It has been re-tuned from 20, rpm to the current 18, rpm limit required on all engines. As around 4 months had been lost in trying to get the 4 cylinder engine to work, Ford and Cosworth's plan for the engine to debut with Haas Lola in was pushed back to the season.
Jones qualified in 21st place and retired after 28 of the races 60 laps due to overheating. Jones also recorded the engine's first finish when he placed 11th in the Belgian Grand Prix. Jones and teammate Patrick Tambay captured the Ford V6 turbo's first ever points when they finished 4th and 5th respectively in the Austrian Grand Prixwith Jones backing up in the next race in Italy with a 6th-placed finish, the final points the engine would gain in While in turbo boost had been unrestricted by the rules, saw the FIA introduce the pop-off valve to the turbocharged engines in a two-year plan to outlaw the turbos and make all Formula One engines 3.
While Cosworth adapted the TEC to 's 4. With the reduction in turbo boost limit not affecting the Ford V6 as much as others such as HondaBMW and Ferrari which had more horsepower to lose, the turbo engine would be more competitive with Benetton inwith Teo Fabi taking the engine's first podium with third in Austriafollowed by its last podium when Thierry Boutsen also scored third in the last race of the season in Australia.
As Ford's de facto works team, Benetton maintained exclusivity with this model through the rest of and Inthese were supplied to the fledgling Jordan Grand Prix outfit, and forLotus. The HBA1 V8 was introduced in This was the last Ford-powered F1 title. For the seasonthe F1 engine regulation changed to 3 litres, and the EC's bore and stroke were changed to 94mm x It was exclusively used by the Sauber team, whose biggest success of the year was Heinz-Harald Frentzen 's third place at Monza.
Minardi realised the power deficiency before the season and asked Magneti Marelli to develop a replacement engine management system, with which the engine was called the EDM. All three of these engines were badged as Ford Zetec-R as well, and used by several teams. In its debut season, the best result was another third place, this time taken by Johnny Herbert at Monaco.
This was surpassed one year later by Rubens Barichello 's sensational second place, again at Monacowhich was the first points finish for the newly formed Stewart Grand Prix team.
Over the next few years Ford had increased its involvement with the Stewart team, and finally bought the team, renaming it Jaguar Racing for Jaguar pulled out of F1 at the end ofbut the team renamed Red Bull Racing continued to use Cosworth V10 engines until switching to a Ferrari V8 for Minardi also used re-badged Cosworth engines until Williams began testing the new CA 2.