Between then and he scored many victories, but none in Formula One championship races. He recovered and entered a Maserati in the 24 hours of Le Mans on 22 June. The race covered a distance of He remained with the team for another two seasons but was increasingly frustrated by his unreliable cars. Not long after he was killed in a sports car race. The AVUS was unique among race tracks. He covered one lap in 2 minutes,

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In each sports car event he piloted a Porsche Spyder. Behra lost his right ear in a crash in Ireland in and thereafter had to wear a plastic replacement. In he had an ear torn off from a collision. Behra’s demise left only Maurice Trintignant among living French drivers of fame.

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. He sometimes drove magnificently and at others he drove with a lack of enthusiasm. The flagpole toppled over when Behra collided with it, about halfway to its top. He was in such a hurry that he left Riverside, California in an ambulance to make his flight. He recovered and entered a Maserati in the 24 hours of Le Mans on 22 June.


Racing Driver Jean Behra before crash

His winning distance was Behra drove a Porsche racimg victory in the 6th Rouen Grand Prix. The sports car race featured entries of small, under 1, c. He made a quick exit and took an airplane to Europe, where he left for the Grand Prix of Morocco at Casablanca.

Views Read Edit View history. After a career racing motorcycles, he switched to four-wheeled competition in and within three years he had moved on racng Formula One, winning the non-championship race at Reims in with Gordini to establish his reputation with the home fans.

A crowd of 50, watched as only eleven of sixteen starters finished the race. The AVUS was unique among race tracks. Profile Latest Articles Latest Photos. 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 arcing.

He impacted one of eight flagpoles arranged at the summit of the ejan which bore the flags of the competing nations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His Maserati was clocked at an average speed of nearly He started 19th and finished with a time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, and 44 seconds.


Frank Biela Allan McNish. After three laps Behra was third behind Wolfgang von Trips and Bonnier, who eventually finished one and two.

Behra came down into trees and rolled almost into a street rackng drivers and cars often waited in a paddock to practice. He raced motorcycles for Moto Guzzi prior to changing to sports cars and Grand Prix racing.

Not long after he was killed in a sports car race. Alberto Ascari led until the 19th lap but dropped back after brake failure. A doctor arrived from a Red Cross ambulance close by.

Driver Jean Behra Career Statistics –

By racinng this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Trintignant comforted Behra’s family and called on the young men of France to defend the colours of their country in international motor racing. Winners of the 12 Hours of Sebring. He circuited the 2. He navigated the twenty circuits of the 5.