At the first race on the Formula 1 schedule, Cosworth announced that LiquidCosworth will be a 2006 sponsor of Scuderia Toro Rosso. LiquidCosworth is the engineering company’s lubricants and specialty fluids division.
Scuderia Toro Rosso’s drivers include Scott Speed (the first U.S. Formula 1 driver since Michael Andretti in 1993), Vitantonio Liuzzi, and Neel Jani. Their STR1 racecars are powered by Cosworth V-10 TJ engines built to 2006 specs and are lubricated with Cosworth Performance Engineered Motor Oil SAE 0W-20. (Preparations are underway to make this particular viscosity grade available to all automotive enthusiasts within the next month at www.liquidcosworth.com.) The Cosworth TJ engine proved to be one of the most reliable F1 engines on the grid during 2005 and these attributes of performance and reliability are embodied in the motor oil’s formulation.
Cosworth Performance Engineered Motor Oil adds further luster to the performance genius of Cosworth, and provides an additional “first” – the simultaneous introduction of a new performance product, its use in the elite and competitive state of Formula 1 racing in its inaugural year, and the commercial offering of the exact same product to consumers for use in their cars, whether on the road or track. The product re-emphasizes that the optimization of lubricants and fluids is essential in attaining maximum engine advantage.
Cosworth’s new division is further evidence of Kevin Kalkhoven and Gerry Forsythe’s vision to expand the Cosworth brand and capitalize on the expertise of one of the world’s premier engineering companies. The lubricants and specialty fluids are fully developed in-house and formulated to Cosworth specifications. The full line of Cosworth Performance Engineered Products is available online at www.liquidcosworth.com, or by phone at 1-800-355-5880.
2006 also sees Cosworth powering the outstanding WilliamsF1 team on the Formula 1 grid, as well as supplying all engines in the Champ Car World Series and its associated Atlantic Series. Cosworth will continue to develop performance parts for Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Duratec power plants, with additional engines targeted for aftermarket products.
Since its formation in 1958 by Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth, Cosworth has been extracting peak power from motor sport and high performance road car engines. From the exceptionally sophisticated power units of Formula One and Champ Car to upgrade components for street performance enthusiasts, Cosworth is recognized as a leader in applying innovative technology in the search for maximum automotive performance.