The Cosworth Engine Saga

 

In the nineties Ford engines were (re)used by several teams. Ford racing engines are manufactured at the Cosworth Racing factory (compare the Ilmor-Mercedes link). Even at the beginning of the new millennium, old Cosworth engines are still used. Below is an overview of the different types of Cosworth engines used in Formula One. Only the engine types are noted, no evolutions.
Note that in 1995 due to new FIA regulations the cilinder content was lowered from 3500 cc (3.5 liter) to 3000 cc (3 liter). From 2004 on the engine had to last the whole weekend. In 2005 the engine this has extended to two race weekends.
In 2010 designated that Cosworth's engine should be used by all new F1 teams.

PS: Earlier I mentioned that Minardi used a Ford JD type engine in 2001. This is not correct. Minardi used the Ford VJ type engine (as R. Griffiths pointed out).

Year Engine Age of design Used by teams Deal
1994 Ford Zetec-R V8 (EC) new design Benetton works
  Ford HB V8 unknown Footwork, Larrousse, Minardi, Simtek customer
1995 Ford Zetec-R V8 (ECA) new design Sauber works
  Ford ED V8 new design Forti, Minardi, Pacific, Simtek customer
1996 Ford JD Zetec-R V10 new design Sauber works
  Ford Zetec-R V8 (ECA) 1 year Forti customer
  Ford ED V8 1 year Minardi customer
1997 Ford JD Zetec-R V10 1 year Stewart works
  Ford Zetec-R V8 (ECA) 2 years Lola customer
  Ford ED V8 2 years Tyrrell customer
1998 Ford VJ Zetec-R V10 new design Stewart works
  Ford JD Zetec-R V10 2 years Minardi, Tyrrell customer
1999 Ford CR-1 V10 new design Stewart works
  Ford VJ Zetec-R V10 1 year Minardi customer
2000 Cosworth CR-2 V10 new design Jaguar works
  Ford VJ Zetec-R V10 (Fondmetal)* 2 years Minardi customer
2001 Cosworth CR-3 V10 new design Jaguar works
  Ford VJ Zetec-R V10 (European) ** 3 years Minardi in-house
2002 Cosworth CR-3 V10 1 year Jaguar (races 1 -10) works
Cosworth CR-4 V10 new design Jaguar (races 11 -17) works
Cosworth CR-3 V10 1 year Arrows customer
2003 Cosworth CR-5 V10 new design Jaguar works
Cosworth CR-4 V10 (Ford Cosworth RS1) 1 year Jordan customer
Cosworth CR-3 V10 2 years Minardi customer
2004 Cosworth CR-6 V10 new design Jaguar (races 1 - ?) works
  Cosworth CR-6 V10 (TJ2004 Series 8) new design Jaguar (races ? - 18) works
  Cosworth CR-6 V10 (Ford Cosworth RS2) new design Jordan (races 1 - ?) customer
  Cosworth CR-6 V10 (Ford Cosworth RS2/TJ2004 Series 8) new design Jordan (races ? - 18) customer
  Cosworth CR-3L V10 (CK2004) 3 years Minardi customer
2005 Cosworth TJ2005 V10 Series 10 new design Red Bull Racing (races 1 - 8) customer
  Cosworth TJ2005 V10 Series 12 new design Red Bull Racing (races 9 - 19) customer
  Cosworth CR-3L V10 (CK2004) 4 years Minardi (races 1 - 3) customer
  Cosworth TJ2005 V10 Series 10 new design Minardi (races 4 - 19) customer
2006 Cosworth CA2006 V8 new design Williams customer
  Cosworth TJ2006 Series 14 V10 new design STR customer
2007 NO F1 CUSTOMERS
2008 NO F1 CUSTOMERS
2009 NO F1 CUSTOMERS
2010 Cosworth CA2010 V8 new design Williams, Lotus Racing, Hispania Racing Team, Virgin Racing customer
  Additional spec information VJ - serie :
1999 VJM1 (original minardi spec) and VJM2 (high speed spec and increased power)
2000 VJM3 (installation revisons of a VJM2 (same power)) and VJM4 (new cylinder heads (increased power))
2001 VJM4 (spec from 2000)
* Initially Built by Cosworth and then LPE; This was actually a customer deal run by Cosworth under the Fondmetal name
** Built By LPE - run by European Minardi with ex-Cosworth personnel

Source: Cosworth Racing

Additional information Ford VJ: Roger Griffiths, Chief Engineer Ascari

 

Last updated: 26-05-2010 22:53:53
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