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Phillip van Osten 20/03/2019 at 14:3320/03/2019 at 13:27 Cosworth co-founder Mike Costin believed traction was in short supply in F1 following the widespread adoption of his company's legendary Ford DFV engine in the late sixties. To make the most of the powerful unit, Costin suggested to teams to consider four-wheel drive designs, but the British engineer actually went his own way with the idea in late 1968, with the help of a young designer by the name of Robin Herd. Unfortunately, the striking-looking but ungracious and heavy Cosworth 4WD, which looked like something from outer-space, was a handful from the get-go, and quickly rendered obsolete with the advent of wings and spoilers in...
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