The Matra MS1 (abbreviation of Matra-Sports-1) was  the first open-wheel formula racing car by Matra. The car was built in 1965 and was conventional F3 car powered by a naturally aspirated, 997 cc Cosworth MAE inline four-cylinder engine, producing 100 hp, mated to a 5-speed Hewland T.L.200 manual transmission, that drove the rear wheels. The body was constructed out of lightweight fiberglass, and the chassis is an aluminum monocoque. Blue MS1 cars were campaigned in the F3 class during the 1965 season. Driven by Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, they were instantly successful. Beltoise won the important F3 race at Reims and he would go on to win the French Championship. Jean-Pierre Jaussaud won two French F3 races (Coupe de Paris at Linas-Montlhéry, and Coupe Internationale de Vitesse at Albi) and was runner-up in the championship. The scale model from Spark limited edition French series represents Jaussaud car from the Monaco F3 Grand Prix where Jaussaud finished 15th.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1965Formula 3Grand Prix de Monaco – Formule 3
Driver No.Entrant
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud37Matra Sports
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Spark
Cat. No.QualityRarity
SF106
044 of 300 pcs. Limited Edition