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Keith Duckworth memorial planned 18 Jan 2006

Keith Duckworth, designer of the legendary Cosworth DFV engine. German Grand Prix, Nurburgring, Germany, 6 Aug 1967. World ©  Phipps/Sutton

Following his death last month at the age of 72, a memorial service for Cosworth co-founder Keith Duckworth has been confirmed for Thursday, February 23 in Northampton.

Along with his life-long colleague and friend, Mike Costin, Duckworth set up Cosworth Engineering in 1958, and guided it to unprecedented success in the field of high-performance automotive engineering.

It was Duckworth who personally designed the legendary Cosworth DFV V8 Formula One engine which, with 155 GP victories, is the most successful engine ever to be used in the sport.

His memorial service will be held at 3pm at All Saints’ Church on George Row, Northampton.