Behra was in a Gordini in the Panamericana road race in the Mexican state of Oaxaca in November He hit the headlines when he won the non-title Reims Grand Prix. The race covered a distance of He was heading for victory in the British Grand Prix when he suffered clutch failure. Behra was buried in Nice, France six days after the crash in which he died on 1 August. Behra lost his right ear in a crash in Ireland in and thereafter had to wear a plastic replacement. Conspicuously absent among those present in the racing community was Enzo Ferrari.

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In he switched to Maserati and again made an immediate impression with non-championship wins at Pau and Bordeaux, but in championship races he was again off the pace.

The race covered a distance of He sometimes drove magnificently and at others he drove with a lack of enthusiasm. A racjng for BRM in was not a success, but in he appeared to receive his break in when he was signed by Ferrari but that relationship ended after Behra, angry racinv what he saw as a team error at the Reims Grand Prix, punched his team manager.

Then the Porsche spun and went over the top of the banking, with its nose pointing toward the sky. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Porsche began to fishtail with the tail of the car going higher and higher up the slick, steep bank.


His winning distance was Behra came down into trees and rolled almost into a street where drivers and racinf often waited in a paddock to practice. Retrieved from ” https: Eacing drove in a Swedish 6-hour Grand Prix at the Rabelov, 6, meter, asphalt track. Sharp Siffert Surtees J.

He examined Behra briefly and shook his head.

The sports car race featured entries of small, under 1, c. Behra’s demise left only Maurice Trintignant among living French drivers of fame.

Jean Behra – Wikipedia

Behra finished first at the Grand Prix de Pau for a second consecutive year, this uean at the wheel of a Bfhra. Views Read Edit View history. He covered one lap in 2 minutes, To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies. This established a record for the Castelfusano track. A hospital bulletin stated that Behra broke most of his ribs in addition to the skull fracture which killed him.


brhra He dropped Behra as a factory driver ten days before his death and sent no remembrance to the funeral masses. Frank Biela Allan McNish.


He circuited the 2. The flagpole toppled over when Behra collided with it, about halfway to its top.

Conspicuously absent among those present in the racing community was Enzo Ferrari. Winners behea the 12 Hours of Sebring. This page was last edited on 18 Marchat Between then and he scored many victories, but none in Formula One championship races. Joakim Bonnier claimed that he learned the majority of his racing skill from Behra.

Behra was small in stature, stocky, and weighed pounds. It remained there wrecked, while jewn race continued on underneath. Behra was thrown out and for a fleeting moment he could be seen against the background of the sky, with his arms outstretched as though attempting to fly.

Inwhen he finished fourth in the drivers’ championship, he registered his best-ever grand prix result in Argentina when he finished second to team-mate Juan Manuel Fangio. Behra lost his right ear in a crash in Ireland in and thereafter had to wear a plastic replacement. Not long after he was killed in a sports car race.

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