Ligier JS5 is probably one of the most famous Formula One cars – mostly due to its characteristic shape earing a large airbox (earning the car the nickname of “Teapot”). The car designed by Gerard Ducarouge and powered by Matra V12 engine raced with such airbox in first three races of the season, but changes in regulations following the 1976 Spanish Grand Prix saw this drastically downsized. Jacques Laffite was able to score several podiums, including 2nd place at the Austrian Grand Prix as the best result of the year, and finished 8th in the championship.
|1976||F1 WC||USA West GP|
|Jacques Laffite||26||Ligier Gitanes|