MATRA – FORD COSWORTH MS80
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The Matra – Ford Cosworth MS80 is a car designed by the french designer of Matra Bernard Boyer and Gerard Decarouge. The car had a monocoque chassis, and inside it was housed the 8-cylinder Ford Cosworth DFV engine, which delivered a power of 321 kw. The change was a five Hewland marches. Fuel tanks had been fitted to the sides of the car.
The Matra – Ford Cosworth MS80 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1969 with Jackie Stewart. For the Scottish pilot it was the first world affirmation of his three titles. He reached the goal thanks to the five victories in the Grand Prix of Spain, Holland, France, Great Britain and Italy, distancing the second in the standings the Belgian Jackie Ickx on Brabham with almost thirty points.
With points of teammate Jean-Pierre Beltoise the French team also won its first and only Formula 1 World Championship.
Designed: Bernard Boyer
aluminium monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: 2400 mm
Width: 1500 mm
Height: 980 mm
Suspension front: Double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Suspension rear: Upper and lower rocker arms, twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers
Brakes: ventilated discs, all round, mounted in-board
Ford Cosworth DFV 90° V8 2993 cc
Power: 321 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Hewland DG 300 five speed Manual
Fuel brand: elf
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank capacity: 75 litres
Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1969 with driver Jackie Stewart
GP winner: GP of Spain 1969, GP of Holland 1969, GP of France 1969, GP of Great Britain 1969, GP of Italy 1969