Cosworth headquarters in Northampton to host launch of new book on iconic Formula 1 engine

Experienced motoring historian Graham Robson
Experienced motoring historian Graham Robson

A new book detailing Northampton-based Cosworth’s involvement in an engine that powered 13 Formula 1 World Championships between 1967 and 1983 is being launched later this month.

Authored by experienced motoring historian Graham Robson, the book is the only one of its kind on the DFV engine, created by Ford, Cosworth and the DFV, and will be launched on Thursday October 22 at the Northampton factory.

The book contains a detailed and superbly illustrated account of all DFV-powered cars, providing an insight into a fascinating period of motor racing history. With a limited edition print run of just 1,500 copies, the book is expected to become a must-buy for fans of motorsport and automotive history.

The launch of Grand Prix Ford – Ford, Cosworth and the DFV will coincide with the 50th anniversary of Ford’s decision to join forces with Cosworth on an engine that would revolutionise Formula 1 and become one of the sport’s most successful pieces of engineering.

Cosworth’s renowned engineering facility on St James Mill Road in Northampton, birthplace of the DFV, also celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year.