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Mikko Kozarowitsky could have chosen a career as a professional tennis player having represented Finland in the 1966 Davis Cup. But he decided to pursue his interest in racing instead, infrequently at first, in local Formula Vee races.
Super Vee success and Formula 2 disaster
With a growing reputation at home, he moved into Formula 3 in 1970 before military service restricted his racing activities during 1971 and 1972 when unable to mount a sustained challenge in Super Vee. Finally racing fulltime in the 1975 European Championship, Kozarowitsky’s ATS Wheels Lola T324 won twice as he clinched the title.
He graduated to Formula 2 in 1976 with an ATS Lola T450-BMW but it was a disaster and driver and sponsor split after two uncompetitive outings. Kozarowitsky returned with a year-old Project Four Racing March-Hart although his results were no more encouraging, 17th at Mugello being his only finish. Fourth place in the close-season New Zealand Formula Pacific series (as team-mate to eventual champion Keke Rosberg) did little to mitigate his damaged reputation.
Formula 1 with RAM Racing
Kozarowitsky then used Marlboro backing to arrange a five Grand Prix deal in 1977 to drive a RAM Racing March 761-Ford. The car was not ready for the first two but he was set for his debut in the Swedish GP at Anderstorp. His hopes were dashed when slowest of all in qualifying and 2.675 seconds from making the grid.
He then destroyed the March at the Woodcote chicane during pre-qualifying at Silverstone. That was the last time Kozarowitsky drove a racing car for he retired to forge his way in business instead.