F1 designer Gerard Ducarouge dies at 73

Gerard Ducarouge, veteran designer for Ligier, Lotus and Matra, among others, has died at age 73.

Matra Sports
The Cosworth-powered Matra MS80 won the World Championship with Jackie Stewart.

Le Mans 1972 to 1974 – the Matra MS670 won three consecutive 24-hour endurance classics

The JS5 won the pole for the 1976 Italian Grand Prix. A year later, the updated JS7 took Ligier’s first Grand Prix victory.

Further victories followed in 1979 with the JS11

Alfa Romeo
No real success

1985 Senna took his first Grand Prix victory at Estoril later that year, in the Lotus 97T. He stayed at Lotus for four years,

Ligier followed in the 1990s with no real success

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