matra ford cosworth ms80 winner formula 1 champion 1969

MATRA – FORD COSWORTH MS80

MATRA – FORD COSWORTH MS80

HISTORY

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 the Matra Ford Cosworth MS80 the French team also won its first and only Formula 1 World Championship.

CHASSIS

Matra MS80
aluminium monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: 2400 mm
Width: 1500 mm
Height: 980 mm
Brakes: ventilated discs, all round, mounted in-board
Tyres: Firestone

ENGINE

Ford Cosworth DFV 90° V8 2993 cc
Power: 321 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Hewland DG 300 five speed Manual
Tank capacity: 75 litres
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

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

Matra Simca MS 670 C n.7 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1974

MATRA SIMCA MS 670 C n.7

MATRA SIMCA MS 670 C n.7

HISTORY

The Matra Simca MS 670 C n.7 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1974. After the two consecutive victories with the Matra MS 670 of 1972 and the Matra MS 670 B of 1973, the French manufacturer in the new version modified the gearbox and added a dynamic air intake over the pilot’s head giving more power to the engine. With the withdrawal of Ferrari in endurance races, Matra was the car to beat.

Pescarolo and Larrousse won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1974 with the Matra Simca MS 670 C n.7, for the Matra and for Pescarolo it was the third consecutive success. In second place with six laps of distance came the Porsche 911 n.22 of van Lennep and Muller while in third place Matra n.9 of Jabouille and Migault. The Matra MS670 C during the season also won the World Sport Prototype Championship and at the end of the year announced the withdrawal.

CHASSIS

Matra Simca MS 670 C
Fibreglass body on aluminium monocoque
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Girling ventilated discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Matra MS73 2993 cc V12 a 60°
Power: 350 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: ZF five speed Manual
Tank Capacity: 119 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1974 with drivers Henry Pescarolo, Gerard Larrousse

Matra Simca MS 670 B n.11 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1973

MATRA SIMCA MS 670 B n.11

MATRA SIMCA MS 670 B n.11

HISTORY

The Matra Simca MS 670 B n.11 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1973. After the first victory with the Matra MS 670 of 1972, the French manufacturer decides to also aim at the victory of the Sport Prototype Championship abandoning the Formula Championship 1, the main changes were the change provided by Porsche and a decrease in weight.

Pescarolo and Larrousse won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1973 with the Matra Simca MS 670 B n.11, for Matra and for Pescarolo it was the second consecutive success. In second place with six laps of distance came the Ferrari 312 PB n.16 of Merzario and Pace who despite being the fastest on the track during the race suffered technical problems that slowed their recovery, while in third place the Matra n.12 Jabouille and Jaussaud with twenty-four laps. The Matra MS 670 B during the season also won the World Sport Prototype Championship.

CHASSIS

Matra Simca MS 670 B
Fibreglass body on aluminium monocoque
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Girling ventilated discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Matra MS72 2999 cc V12 a 60°
Power: 336 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: ZF five speed Manual
Tank Capacity: 119 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1973 with drivers Henry Pescarolo, Gerard Larrousse

Matra Simca MS 670 n.15 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1972

MATRA SIMCA MS 670 n.15

MATRA SIMCA MS 670 n.15

HISTORY

The Matra Simca MS 670 n.15 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972. The car derived from the MS 660, and it was a decided attempt by the French manufacturer to win Le Mans and bring the trophy to France after the last victory of a transalpine car in 1950 with the Talbot-Lago T26 GS.

Pescarolo and Hill won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972 with the Matra Simca MS670 n.15, for the Matra and for the pilots it was their first victory, the English driver managed to conquer the triple crown, having won the Grand Prix of Monaco, the 500 miles of Indianapolis and the 24 hours of Le Mans. In second place came the twin car n.14 of Cevert and Ganley with a gap of one lap, while thirds with nineteen laps of delay the Porsche 908 LH n.60 of Joest, Weber, Casoni.

CHASSIS

Matra Simca MS 670
Fibreglass body on aluminium monocoque
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Girling ventilated discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Matra MS72 2999 cc V12 a 60°
Power: 350 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: ZF five speed Manual
Tank Capacity: 114 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1972 with drivers Henry Pescarolo, Graham Hill