He drove in a Swedish 6-hour Grand Prix at the Rabelov, 6, meter, asphalt track. His winning distance was It used a strip of the Autobahn 2. In case he mislaid it, he always carried a spare in his top pocket. His Maserati was clocked at an average speed of nearly Joakim Bonnier claimed that he learned the majority of his racing skill from Behra.
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After a career racing motorcycles, he switched to four-wheeled competition in and within three years he had moved on to Formula One, winning the non-championship race at Reims in with Gordini to establish his reputation with the home fans. He impacted one of eight flagpoles arranged at the summit of the embankment which bore the flags of the competing nations.
In between there were three funeral services. He raced motorcycles for Moto Guzzi prior to changing to sports cars and Grand Prix racing.
A hospital bulletin stated that Behra broke most of his ribs in addition to the skull fracture which killed him. Behra was small in stature, stocky, and weighed pounds. Behra’s demise left only Maurice Trintignant among living French drivers of fame.
He hit the headlines when he won the non-title Reims Grand Prix. His Maserati was clocked at an average speed of nearly Behra drove a six-cylinder Gordini. The two Italians shared a 3, cubic centimeter Maserati that won and established course and lap records for 6. Behra lost his right ear in a crash in Ireland in and thereafter had to wear a plastic replacement.
Jean Behra – Wikipedia
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. A drive 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 at what he saw as a team error at the Reims Grand Prix, punched his team manager. Behra began driving cars competitively in He navigated the twenty circuits of the 5.
He recovered and entered a Maserati in the 24 hours of Le Mans on 22 June. He covered one lap in 2 minutes, He started 19th and finished with a time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, and 44 seconds. The north and south bound lanes were fifty feet apart.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In he moved to Ferrari where he partnered with Tony Brooks. The first funeral service was in Berlin, followed by another in Paris.
Behra finished first at the Grand Prix de Pau for a second consecutive year, this time at the wheel of a Maserati. 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.
At the other end was a foot 9. Profile Latest Articles Latest Photos. Sharp Siffert Surtees J. A doctor arrived from a Red Cross ambulance close by. He was in such a hurry that he left Riverside, California in an ambulance to make his flight. He drove in a Swedish 6-hour Grand Prix at the Rabelov, 6, meter, asphalt track.
The race jan a distance of Behra was in a Gordini in the Panamericana road race in the Mexican state of Oaxaca in November