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The Matra MS7 was a Formula Two racing car built by Matra, which occasionally raced in Formula One as well between 1967 and 1969.

Matra MS7
Matra MS7.jpg
CategoryFormula One
Formula Two
ConstructorMatra
Designer(s)Bernard Boyer
PredecessorMS5
SuccessorMS9
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisAluminium monocoque
EngineFord Cosworth FVA L4
TransmissionHewland FG 200 5-speed manual gearbox
Weight500 kg (1,100 lb)
FuelElf
TyresDunlop, Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsMatra, Tyrrell Racing
Notable driversBelgium Jacky Ickx
France Jean-Pierre Beltoise
France Johnny Servoz-Gavin
Debut1967 Monaco Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
60000
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

While only modestly successful in Formula One, the car dominated Formula Two from late 1967 through 1969. Jacky Ickx, Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Johnny Servoz-Gavin won the European Championship in those years respectively, all driving the MS7 at least at some races.

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points WCC
1967 Matra Sports Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4 D
G
RSA MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER CAN ITA USA MEX 0 NC
Jean-Pierre Beltoise DNA 7 7
Johnny Servoz-Gavin DNA
1968 Matra Sports Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4 D RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX 451 3rd
Jean-Pierre Beltoise 6
1969 Matra Sports Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4 D RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX 662 1st
Henri Pescarolo 5
Johnny Servoz-Gavin Ret

1 One point scored by the MS7, all other points scored by the MS10.
2 No points scored by the MS7 as it was run in a Formula Two Category.

Non-Championship Formula One resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "STATS F1 • Matra MS7". Statsf1.com. Retrieved 2015-08-29.

Further readingEdit

  • José Rosinski: Matra. La Saga 1965–1982. E.T.A.I., Boulogne 1997, ISBN 2-7268-8301-X.