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A doctor arrived from a Red Cross ambulance close by. The AVUS was unique among race tracks. The first funeral service was in Berlin, followed by another in Paris. Behra came down into trees and rolled almost into a street where drivers and cars often waited in a paddock to practice. He circuited the 2. The race covered a distance of In each sports car event he piloted a Porsche Spyder.

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Behra was buried in Nice, France six days after the crash in which he died on 1 August. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. At the other end was a foot 9.

behrz The flagpole toppled over when Behra collided with it, about halfway to its top. Frank Biela Allan McNish. Behra drove a Porsche to victory in the 6th Rouen Grand Prix.

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.

Between then and he scored many victories, but none in Formula One championship races. He recovered and entered a Maserati in rscing 24 hours of Le Mans on 22 June. Behra left a nineteen-year-old son, Jean Paul.


Racing Driver Jean Behra before crash Stock Photo: – Alamy

Not long beha he was killed in a sports car race. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It remained there wrecked, while the race continued on underneath. His Maserati was clocked at an average speed of nearly He navigated the twenty circuits of the 5.

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His winning distance was Behra began driving cars competitively in This page was last edited on 18 Marchat He covered one lap in 2 minutes, In he had an ear torn off from a collision. He circuited the 2. Behra had surgery on his leg in Juneforcing him to miss a 1, kilometer Monza Grand Prix.

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. 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. Behra came down into trees and rolled almost into a street where drivers and cars often waited in a paddock to practice. A crowd of 50, watched as only eleven of sixteen starters finished beura race. He impacted one of eight flagpoles arranged at the summit of the embankment which bore the flags of the competing kean. Then the Porsche spun and went over the top jesn the banking, with its nose pointing toward the sky.

He raced motorcycles for Moto Guzzi prior to changing to sports cars and Grand Prix racing. The race covered a distance of The north and south bound lanes were fifty feet apart. Sharp Siffert Surtees J. In he moved to Ferrari where he partnered with Tony Brooks. The AVUS was unique among race tracks. He hit the headlines when he won the non-title Reims Grand Prix.