To get back into the Formula One game after a three-year hiatus, engine manufacturer Cosgrove had to make its machines virtually flawless, says Mark Gallagher, the F1 engine team's business chief. Over a period of six months, Gallagher's engineers designed, tested and perfected its new engine, which is being used by four race teams. "No one is interested unless they fail, and when they fail it is a big problem," Gallagher says. "One of our key metrics in coming back into Formula One this season was that durability and reliability needed to be as bulletproof as possible."
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