This page was last edited on 18 March , at At the other end was a foot 9. In between there were three funeral services. Views Read Edit View history. He was in such a hurry that he left Riverside, California in an ambulance to make his flight. The AVUS was unique among race tracks.

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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. His winning distance was After a career racing motorcycles, he switched to four-wheeled competition in and within facing 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.

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In he had an ear torn off from a collision. This established a record for the Castelfusano track. The AVUS was unique among race tracks. After three laps Behra was third behind Wolfgang von Trips and Bonnier, who eventually finished one and two.

The first funeral service was in Berlin, followed by another in Paris. A hospital bulletin stated that Behra broke most of his ribs in addition behhra the skull fracture which killed him. Behra had surgery on his leg in Juneforcing him to miss a 1, kilometer Monza Grand Prix.

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Behra’s demise left only Maurice Trintignant among living French drivers of fame. He was heading for victory in the British Grand Prix when he suffered clutch failure. Not long after he was killed in a sports car race.

It racinh a strip of the Autobahn 2. He hit the headlines when he won the non-title Reims Grand Prix. He navigated the twenty circuits of the 5. In between there were three funeral services.

He circuited the 2. He dropped Behra as a factory driver ten days before his death and sent no remembrance to the funeral masses. It landed heavily on its side on top of the banking. Conspicuously absent among those present in the racing community was Enzo Ferrari. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He started 19th and finished with a time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, and 44 seconds. He was in such a hurry that he left Riverside, California in an ambulance to make his flight. Behra came down into trees and rolled almost into a street where drivers and cars often waited in a paddock to practice.

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Jean Behra / Race Driver / Italy / 1959

It behrs there wrecked, while the race continued on underneath. Behra was buried in Nice, France six days after the crash in which he died on 1 August. A doctor arrived from a Red Cross ambulance close by.

Trintignant comforted Behra’s family and called on the young berha of France to defend the colours of their country in international motor racing. Joakim Bonnier claimed that he learned the majority of his racing skill from Behra. In he moved to Ferrari where he partnered with Tony Brooks. 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.

A crowd of 50, watched as only eleven of sixteen starters finished the race. Sharp Siffert Surtees J. Behra lost jea right ear in a crash in Ireland in and thereafter had to wear a plastic replacement.