The first funeral service was in Berlin, followed by another in Paris. In case he mislaid it, he always carried a spare in his top pocket. Behra was buried in Nice, France six days after the crash in which he died on 1 August. It landed heavily on its side on top of the banking. Between then and he scored many victories, but none in Formula One championship races. The race covered a distance of The two Italians shared a 3, cubic centimeter Maserati that won and established course and lap records for 6.

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Behra began driving cars competitively in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Porsche began to fishtail with the tail of the car going higher and higher up the slick, steep bank.

Sharp Siffert Surtees J. Behra drove a six-cylinder Gordini.

A crowd of 50, watched as only eleven of sixteen starters finished the race. Trintignant comforted Behra’s family and called on the young men of France to defend the colours of their country in international motor racing.

Jean Behra / Race Driver / Italy / 1959

Behra was buried in Nice, France jea days after the crash in which he died on 1 August. Behra had surgery on his leg in Juneforcing him to miss a 1, kilometer Monza Grand Prix.


The race covered a distance of He hit the headlines when he won the non-title Reims Grand Prix.

Behra’s demise left only Maurice Trintignant among living French drivers of fame. He started 19th and finished with a time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, and 44 seconds.

Racing Driver Jean Behra before crash Stock Photo: – Alamy

Views Read Edit View history. Joakim Bonnier claimed that he learned the majority of his racing skill from Behra. In he had an ear torn off from a collision. Inwhen he finished fourth in the drivers’ jwan, he registered his best-ever grand prix result in Argentina when he finished second to team-mate Juan Manuel Fangio.

Formula 1’s Greatest Drivers – – Jean Behra

Behra was in a Gordini in the Panamericana road race in the Mexican state of Oaxaca in November Conspicuously absent among those present in the racing community was Enzo Ferrari. His Maserati was clocked at an average speed of nearly The flagpole toppled over when Behra collided with it, racin halfway to its top.

Retrieved from ” https: He made a quick exit and took an airplane to Europe, where he left for the Grand Prix of Morocco at Casablanca. A hospital bulletin stated that Behra broke most of his ribs in addition to the skull fracture which killed him.


This racinv was last edited on 18 Marchat At the other end was a foot 9. His winning distance was Behra left a nineteen-year-old son, Jean Paul.

All Results of Jean Behra

He covered one lap in 2 minutes, He raced motorcycles for Moto Guzzi prior to changing to sports cars and Grand Prix behfa. He circuited the 2.

He was in such a hurry that he left Riverside, California in an ambulance to make his flight. He hean one of eight flagpoles arranged at the summit of the embankment which bore the flags of the competing nations.

It used a strip of the Autobahn 2. The first funeral service was in Berlin, followed by another in Paris. He was heading for victory in the British Grand Prix when he suffered clutch failure.