1969: JACKIE STEWART

Model produced by: Vitesse (Quartzo)

Year: 1969
Driver: Jackie Stewart (Great Britain)
Team: Matra Ford
Car: Matra MS80
Results: 6 wins, 7 podiums, 2 poles, 5 fastest laps

Matra withdrew their works team and focused on their partnership with Ken Tyrrell. Jackie Stewart and Matra team won both championships quite easily. It was the first title for both, the driver and the team, which was a great achievment considering Matra only entered Formula 1 the previous year. After several incidents wings were banned but were than reintroduced later in the season. Following a number of wet races the the previous year there were some experiments with 4 wheel drive, but with little success. Wide tyres and downforce proved to be superior means of increasing grip.

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