The Ligier JS41 was a Formula One car designed by former Lotus designer Frank Dernie for use by the Ligier team in the 1995 Formula One season. The number 26 seat was taken by Olivier Panis and the number 25 seat was shared by Martin Brundle and Aguri Suzuki. The team's test driver was Franck Lagorce. The engine was a Mugen-Honda MF-301 3.0 V10. The team's main sponsor was Gitanes.
|Chassis||Carbon fibre and Kevlar monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbone, pushrod|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbone, pushrod|
|Engine||Mugen Honda MF-301h, 2,998 cc (182.9 cu in), 72° V10, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted|
|Transmission||Benetton transverse 6-speed semi-automatic|
|Notable entrants||Ligier Gitanes Blondes|
|Notable drivers||25. Aguri Suzuki|
25. Martin Brundle
26. Olivier Panis
|Debut||1995 Brazilian Grand Prix|
The JS41 was virtually a copy of the Benetton B195, other than the engine (the Benetton used Renault engines). This was possible as Ligier was partly owned by Flavio Briatore, Benetton's director, who sold his shares in the team to Tom Walkinshaw, the engineering director of Benetton, during 1995. As a result, the JS41 was one of the most competitive Ligiers in years which allowed Brundle and Panis to regularly fight for points in races.
Complete Formula One resultsEdit
|1995||Ligier Gitanes Blondes||Mugen Honda MF-301h