Behra was small in stature, stocky, and weighed pounds. He raced motorcycles for Moto Guzzi prior to changing to sports cars and Grand Prix racing. Behra finished first at the Grand Prix de Pau for a second consecutive year, this time at the wheel of a Maserati. He recovered and entered a Maserati in the 24 hours of Le Mans on 22 June. 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.
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He made a quick exit and took an airplane to Europe, where he left for the Grand Prix of Morocco at Casablanca. Conspicuously absent among those jeam in the racing community was Enzo Ferrari.
Jean Behra / Race Driver / Italy / 1959
He raced motorcycles for Moto Guzzi prior to changing to sports cars and Grand Prix racing. A crowd of 50, watched as only eleven of sixteen starters finished the race. He started 19th and finished with a time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, and 44 seconds.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Behra began driving cars competitively in Behra came down into trees and rolled almost into jsan street where drivers and cars often waited in a paddock to practice.
He navigated the twenty circuits of the rqcing. Alberto Ascari led until the 19th lap but dropped back after brake failure. After three laps Behra was third behind Wolfgang von Trips and Bonnier, who eventually finished one and two.
In he had an ear torn off from a collision. He drove in a Swedish 6-hour Grand Prix at the Rabelov, 6, meter, asphalt track.
Trintignant comforted Behra’s family and called on the young men of France to defend the colours of their country in international motor racing.
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He was in such a hurry that he left Riverside, California in an ambulance to make his flight. This established a record for the Castelfusano track.
Behra finished first at the Grand Prix de Pau for a second consecutive year, this time at the wheel of a Racint. He circuited the 2. The Porsche racig to fishtail with the tail of the car going higher and higher up the slick, steep bank.
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Views Read Edit View history. He was heading for victory in the British Grand Prix when he suffered clutch failure.
Frank Biela Allan McNish. A hospital bulletin stated that Beura broke most of his ribs in addition to the skull fracture which killed him. 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. In case he mislaid it, he always carried a spare in his top pocket. He dropped Behra as a factory driver ten days before his death and sent no remembrance to the funeral masses.
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. In he moved to Ferrari where he partnered with Tony Brooks. Not long after he was killed in a sports car race.
The race covered a distance of Joakim Bonnier claimed that he learned the majority of his racing skill from Racign.
The flagpole toppled over when Behra collided with it, about halfway to its top.