Ligier JS5

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Ligier JS5
Jacques Laffite GP Italia 1976.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Ligier
Designer(s) Gérard Ducarouge
Michel Beaujon
Successor JS7
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Aluminium monocoque
Axle track Front: 1,536 mm (60.5 in)
Rear: 1,600 mm (63 in)
Wheelbase 2,608 mm (102.7 in)
Engine Matra MS73, 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in), 60º V12, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Hewland 2-200 TL, 5-speed manual
Weight 525 kg (1,157 lb)
Fuel Shell
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Ligier Gitanes
Notable drivers 26. France Jacques Laffite
Debut 1976 Brazilian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
16 0 1 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Ligier JS5 was the first Formula One racing car made by Ligier. The car was designed by Gérard Ducarouge. It competed in the 1976 Formula One season, gaining 20 points and getting 5th place overall in the Constructor's Championship. The car also gave its driver Jacques Laffite and Ligier their first ever pole position at the 1976 Italian Grand Prix at Monza.


Results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1976 Equipe Ligier Matra V12 G BRA RSA USW ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA JPN 20 5th
France Jacques Laffite Ret Ret 4 12 3 12 4 14 DSQ Ret 2 Ret 3 Ret Ret 7

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