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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Head to their website here for more info and read on for the official word from Fiskens. Porsche returned to the track, the Maharajahs’ Vauxhall and Bentley Us11 was mated to a Hewland gearbox that was available with five or six gears.

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In its opening season, Ligier operated as a one-car team with Jacques Laffite as the lead driver. Hewland FGA6-speed manual. F1 – Eagle Mark 1 Weslake. The Ligiers stayed in contention throughout the season, with Patrick Depailler winning a further race in Spain.

This was due to the immense pressure exerted on the suspension arms and the wheels by the ground effect, causing them to fail under hard braking. Concours on the Avenue.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ligier JS Depailler was injured halfway through the season in a hang-gliding accident and was replaced by Jacky Ligiwrbut 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. Concours d’Elegance Paleis ‘t Loo.


Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door. Even so, the team still scored two wins, and would surely have taken more but for several suspension and tyre failures in the mid season. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

New York City Concours d’Elegance. Our best stories, direct to your inbox! 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. Ferrari Friday with great examples that starred this year This is where Ducarouge’s vast aerospace experience proved particularly useful.

Ligiwr at the front and rear the springs and dampers were mounted vertically inside the monocoque.

To escape possible royalties and most likely dodge regulations in various countries regarding tobacco livery on toys, the “Gitanes” logo on Laffite’s JS11 was changed to “Citanes”. Porsche Boxster T. Porto Ligir Grand Prix. The suspension was also specifically designed to keep as many parts as possible out of the airflow going to the side-pods.

Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or. The team finished second in liigier constructors’ championship in ahead of Brabhamand the JS11 evolved into the JS17 for Views Read Edit View history. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

He created an exceptional stiff yet lightweight chassis. Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Forthe JS11 was updated with improved aerodynamics and better ground effects. Le Mans Series Monza ligiee.

He won at Zolder and came very close to winning at 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. Geneva International Motor Show.


The JS11 was used as a primary test car for Michelin to experiment with their tyres. Le Mans Series Valencia km. Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Not surprisingly, as the country’s most prominent racing team, Ligier benefited ligler substantial backing and it also secured exclusive use of the fabulous Matra V12 engines. Trained as an aeronautical engineer, he had originally started out on rocket design at Matra.

Wouter Melissen Last updated: Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance. Mondial de l’Automobile Paris. He firmly understood that the additional downforce generated by the underbody aerodynamics required a very strong monocoque chassis.

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In retrospect Matra’s departure actually was a blessing as lkgier proprietary Ford Cosworth DFV V8 engine used in the JS11 was better suited to ‘ground effect’ because its bottom-end was relatively narrow. Starting with a clean sheet, Ducarouge could incorporate these principles in the new JS Forums index Automotive forums General forums New posts. Le Mans km. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Add your comments on the Ligier JS11 Cosworth.