Ligier JS43 designed by Frank Derni, was the evolution of 1995’s relatively successful JS41. The Mugen-Honda powered cars were driven by French Olivier Panis and Pedro Diniz from Brazil. Panis took his first and only F1 win in the 1996 wet Monaco Grand Prix. Starting 14th on a wet track, Panis  timed his change onto slick tyres perfectly. He overtook Eddie Irvine at the Lowes Hairpin and was running in third place before the Williams-Renault of Damon Hill and Benetton-Renault of Jean Alesi both hit terminal technical difficulties. One of only 3 cars to finish the race, Panis held off a late charge from Coulthard to win. The JS43 was the last car in the history of Ligier team. The majority owner Tom Walkinshaw left the team after ownership problems with Ligier founder Guy Ligier, and the team was bought by Alain Prost and renamed as Prost for 1997.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1996F1WCMonaco GP
Driver No.Entrant
Olivier Panis9Ligier Gauloises Blondes
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43IXOFormula 1 Auto Collection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
No. 109
Tobacco decals are not supplied with the model