BRENTWOOD, England - The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers has presented its Jim Clark Memorial Award to Ford’s gasoline calibration manager Andrew Fraser for his work on Ford’s smallest petrol engine - the frugal, turbo-charged, direct injection 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.
The award was presented at a celebration dinner in Troon, Ayrshire to mark the Ford manager’s achievements.
On receiving the award, Andrew Fraser commented: “Our objective with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was to deliver an engine with no compromises – providing best-in-class fuel economy, outstanding driveability and excellent refinement. Customer response has been overwhelming and to receive this prestigious award in recognition of this achievement is tremendous. I am proud to follow in the footsteps of Scottish legends such Jim Clark, Sir Jackie Stewart and Colin McRae.”
Andrew joined Ford in 1986, working in the UK and USA on petrol and diesel engines. He was made Gasoline Powertrain Development manager in 2006 and has headed up the team which developed Ford’s high-tech new 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.
The Jim Clark Memorial Award is in memory of the Scot who, in a Lotus 49 at the Dutch Grand Prix in 1967, gave Ford its first ever Formula One win with the new Ford-Cosworth V8 Grand Prix engine. Now in its fifth decade, the award is presented annually by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers. Previous winners include motorsport legends Allan McNish, David Coulthard, Louise Aitken-Walker, Colin McRae and world land speed record breaker, Richard Noble.