Past Gas #221: Cosworth Pt 1: The Most Successful Engine Maker in F1 History

Past Gas by Donut Media

22-01-2024 • 1 hr 7 mins

Between 1968 and 1974, every single Constructors Championship in F1 was won by the same Cosworth engine - the DFV - and in 1969 and 1973, every single F1 race was won by a DFV-powered car. This one engine was responsible for F1 wins across four decades - the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. But who the hell is Cosworth? What’s their magic formula? And most importantly, how did two gentlemen engineers in suits manage to create an engine-tuning empire that changed racing for decades? Today on Past Gas, it’s part one of our two-part series on COSWORTH. Thanks to our sponsors: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Get your jobs more visibility at Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at and get on your way to being your best self. Explore 2024 with Lectric eBikes. The most accessible and adventurous eBikes ever. Visit to learn more. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit