Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Racing's Heart Skips a Beat

Motor racing lost one of its true pioneers today with the death of Keith Duckworth. Duckworth, along with fellow Lotus engineer Mike Costin, started Cosworth Engineering. Cosworth would go on to develop, among other things, the DFV V-8 that dominated Formula 1 for nearly 20 years, collecting 156 grands prix and 12 championships. A turbocharged variant, the DFX, enjoyed similar success in Indycar racing in the United States. In addition, cars up and down the club and professional ladders enjoy Cosworth power.

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