Ligier - Matra JS5 n.5 eighth in the Formula 1 World Champion 1976



The Ligier – Matra JS5 n.26 is a car that participated in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1976. After the positive results in F2 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans and thanks to the financing of the sponsor Gitanes, Guy Ligier embarks on a new adventure . The French car was designed by Gerard Ducarouge and fitted with a Matra engine, and is the first Ligier to participate in a Formula 1 World Championship.

Jacques Laffite with the Ligier – Matra JS5 n.26 reached eighth in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1976 with twenty points. The World Championship was won by James Hunt with the McLaren M23 for a point against Niki Lauda with the Ferrari 312 T. Laffite, at the debut in Formula 1, during the season got two podiums at Monza and in Belgium and the pole position at the Gran Prix of Italy. The Ligier in its first year end the season in fifth place in the constructors’ championship.


Ligier JS5
Monocoque in aluminum
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Goodyear


Matra MS73 2993 cc V12 60° longitudinally mounted
Power: ? CV
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Hewland 2-200 TL five Speed Forward and one reverse
Tank capacity: ? kg
Fuel Type: Petrol


eighth in the Formula 1 World Champion 1976 with driver Jacques Laffite

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