Equipe Talbot Gitanes

Spark Models

1981

Ligier JS17

For 1981, Ligier reverted to Matra power, this time badged as Talbot. Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Jacques Laffite’s brother-in-law was hired as the second driver, but his recovery from braking both legs at the tail end of the 1980 season hampered his appearances and he eventually retired after the Spanish Grand Prix. Patrick Tambay replaced him but was unable to add to the Ligier teams’ results.

Laffite is contrast had another very good year, winning 2 races and for the 3rd year running finished 4th in the World Championship.

Notable Results:

Jacques Laffite No: 26

  • 2nd Belgian GP
  • Pole Position & 2nd Spanish GP
  • 3rd Monaco GP
  • 3rd Britain GP
  • 3rd German GP
  • Winner & Fastest Lap Austrian GP
  • Winner Canadian GP

1982

Ligier JS19

1982 was a disappointing year for the Ligier Team. Eddie Cheever had joined Laffite to drive the No:25 car which never gave really gave the team a change to run at the front of the field. The best results being a 3rd place for each driver.

Notable Results:

Jacques Laffite No: 26

  • 3rd Austrian GP

Eddie Cheever No: 25

  • 3rd Caesars Palace GP

 

Ligier JS7 - 1977
Jean-Pierre Jarier