In 1965 first Matra single-seater – Formula 3 Matra MS1 appeared. Four cars were built during the year, two in short-chassis which had the MS1 designation and two in long-chassis configurations that were designated as MS2. For the 1966 season, the design was refined and put into production as the Matra MS5, which was also made available to customers. Frenchman Henri Pescarolo started his open-wheels career in 1965 with Matra MS1, and in 1966 he achieved two victories and 3rd overall in the French Formula 3 championship. In the 1966 the championship winner was Johnny Servoz-Gavin, and Pescarolo became the French F3 champion in 1967 driving Matra MS5. In the 1966 season Pescarolo wins were at Coupe de l’U.S.A. at Linas-Montlhéry in April and in Grand Prix de Nivernais at Magny-Cours in May.
|1966||Formula 3||V Grand Prix de Nivernais|
|Henri Pescarolo||4||Matra Sports|