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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Add your comments on the Ligier JS11 Cosworth. Le Mans Series Istanbul km. This is where Ducarouge’s vast aerospace experience proved particularly useful. Palm Beach International, a Concours d’Elegance. Ferrari BB LM.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or. Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax Commons category link from Wikidata. 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”.

Starting with a clean sheet, Ducarouge could incorporate these principles in the new JS Our fondest memory from Not surprisingly, as the country’s most prominent racing team, Ligier benefited from substantial backing and it also secured exclusive use of the fabulous Matra V12 engines.

In Italy, the logo was changed furthermore to “Ligier”. This effectively cost Ligier the chance to fight with Williams and Brabham for both titles. Le Mans Series Donnington km. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Events Multimedia Gaming Miscellaneous Website discussion. Concours d’Elegance Paleis ‘t Loo. LMP Cars – present. They were connected to the wheels through top rockers.

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One of the reasons the Ligier JS7 used in was not particularly competitive was the introduction of ‘ground effect’ aerodynamics by Lotus. Goodwood Festival of Speed. Monaco Historic Grand Prix.

Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort. The team finished second in the constructors’ championship in ahead of Brabhamand the JS11 evolved into the JS17 for Both at the front and rear the springs and dampers were mounted vertically inside the monocoque.

Races Wins Poles F. Campaigned throughout the season by Didier Pironi — his team mate and pilot of the sister car for 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.

After a most promising second season, Ligier struggled in with sponsorship troubles providing a lot of distractions.

Ligier replaced their Matra powerplants with Ford Cosworth DFV units, which were better suited to ground effect cars due to the narrow nature of the engine. Le Mans Series Castellet 8 Hours. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Our best stories, direct to your inbox!

Ligier Js11 15 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Liiger subscribe or login to view this exclusive content. This page was last edited on 1 Juneat Ferrari MM Scaglietti Spyder. F1 – The team eventually finished third behind Liyier and Williams in the constructors’ championship. Forums index Automotive forums General forums New posts.


However this turned out to be a blessing in disguise: He firmly understood that the additional downforce generated by the underbody aerodynamics required a very strong monocoque chassis. Head to their website here for more info and read on for the official word from Fiskens.

The suspension was also specifically designed to keep as many parts as possible out of the airflow going to the side-pods. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

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Ligier JS11

Le Mans Series Valencia km. Concours on the Avenue. Geneva International Motor Show. Hewland FGA6-speed manual. Porto Historic Grand Prix. Le Mans Series Monza km. The JS11 was the first Ligier to be fitted with this new engine, and liguer the team to secure 3rd overall in the season.

The carefully designed rolling chassis was clothed in an elegant body that featured the largest ‘venturis’ of the field.