In the mid-1960s, Matra enjoyed considerable success in Formula 3 and F2 racing, winning the French and European championships. In 1966 Equipe Matra Sports entered the Formula One championship with the F2 MS5 model. The car was built around the aluminium monococque chassis with 1.6 litre Ford straight 4 engine as a fully stressed member. In the 1967 season the works team tried the chances at Monaco with two pilots, Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Johnny Servoz-Gavin . Beltoise failed to qualify, while Servoz-Gavin, 25-years old French driver from Grenoble, started from 11th place, but only drove 4 laps until the ignition failed.
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