Sports car racing – photo gallery of Ligier JS11 – Photo Gallery (only F1 entries). Ligier Js11 Photo by Daniel James Smith on September 26th, at Goodwood Festival of Speed. photos. The JS11 proved to be a successful ground effect car. It was powered by the widely used Cosworth DFV engine and won 3 races during The JS11 was .

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The carefully designed rolling chassis was clothed in an elegant body j11 featured the largest ‘venturis’ of the field. Le Mans Series Catalunya km. Ligier replaced their Matra powerplants with Ford Cosworth DFV units, which were better suited to ground ligler cars due to the narrow nature of the engine.

June Learn how and when to remove this template message. The JS11 was the first Ligier to be fitted with this new engine, and helped the team to secure 3rd overall in the season. Ferrari BB LM.

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Driven by Jacques Laffitethe car won the first two races of the season and scored consistently. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ligier JS Both at the front and rear the springs and dampers were mounted vertically inside the monocoque. Porsche Boxster T. Please subscribe or login to view this exclusive content. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The JS11 was used as a primary test car for Michelin to experiment with their tyres.

The team took on Didier Pironi in place of Depailler. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This page was last edited on 1 Juneat Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


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This article needs additional citations for verification. To make matters even worse, Matra announced its withdrawal from the sport at the end of the year. Again the car was fast and competitive, but the Brabham BT49 and the Williams FW07 proved to be the cars to beat, with Alan Jones taking the world championship. To escape possible royalties ligiier most likely dodge regulations in various countries regarding tobacco livery on toys, the “Gitanes” logo on Laffite’s JS11 was changed to “Citanes”.

Le Jd11 km. Campaigned throughout the season by Didier Pironi — his team mate and pilot of the sister car ks11 the season was Jacques Laffite — chassis saw its championship dreams scuppered with bad luck, as is often the case in motorsport, getting in the way of success.

The team eventually finished third behind Ferrari and Williams in the constructors’ championship.

Head to their website here for more info and read on for the official word from Fiskens Images via Fiskens. Starting with a clean sheet, Ducarouge could incorporate these principles in the new JS Le Mans Series Valencia km. One of the reasons the Ligier JS7 used in was not particularly competitive was the introduction of ‘ground effect’ aerodynamics by Lotus.

Monterey Classic Car Week. This was also the first F1 win for the Matra V12 that had first been introduced ligir Palm Beach International, a Concours d’Elegance. Head to their website here for more info and read on for the official word from Fiskens. He won at Zolder and came very close to winning ns11 Monaco and Brands Hatch, where he dropped from the lead to last due to a slow pit for a deflating tyre, charged back up the field to fifth and then suffered another deflating tyre that forced his retierment.


Ligier JS11 – Wikipedia

Porsche returned to the track, the Maharajahs’ Vauxhall and Bentley Ferrari Friday with great examples that starred this year After a most promising second season, Ligier struggled in with sponsorship troubles providing a lot of distractions. The car was producing so much downforce that the suspension and wheelhubs were coming under direct loading and therefore stress fractures developed.

Monaco Historic Grand Prix. Concours d’Elegance Paleis ‘t Loo. Can-Am – He created an exceptional stiff yet lightweight chassis. However this turned out to be a blessing in disguise: Views Read Edit View history. To maximise the ‘ground effect’, the chassis also had to be as narrow as possible.

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Ligier JS11

Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax Commons category link from Wikidata. Le Mans Series Nurburgring km. The Ligiers stayed in contention throughout the season, with Patrick Depailler winning a further race in Spain.

F1 – The team finished second in the constructors’ championship in ahead of Brabhamand the JS11 evolved into the JS17 for Depailler was injured halfway through the season in a hang-gliding accident and was replaced by Jacky Ickxbut he struggled to keep pace with the car and his teammate and left at the end of the season, having scored only a handful of points.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Forthe JS11 was updated with improved aerodynamics and better ground effects.