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Helmet of Jean Behra

Flag of France Jean Behra

nationality French born February 16, 1921 hometown Nice died August 1, 1959 place of death Avus Berlin, Germany

Racing highlights

19571stFormula 1, VI Grand Prix de Maroc
19572ndFormula Libre, Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires
19572ndFormula 1, XXIII Grand Prix de Reims
19563rdII Gran Premio Internacional de Venezuela
19563rdFormula Libre, Gran Premio ciudad de Buenos Aires (Mendoza)
19562ndAustralian Grand Prix
19562ndAustralian Tourist Trophy

Racing career summary

Races entered79
Wins4
Podiums19
Pole positions0
Fastest laps2
Race win percentage5.1%
Podium percentage24.1%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1959Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1958Racing12 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1957Racing11 races2 wins5 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1956Racing15 races2 wins12 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1955Racing10 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1954Racing11 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1953Racing9 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1952Racing7 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Jean Behra

1959 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
17th2Scuderia Ferrari, Jean Behra
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 246
Ferrari 156
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1959.

1959 Le Mans 24h - S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 250 TR

1958 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
10th9Owen Racing Organisation, Ken Kavanagh
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F
BRM P25
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1958.

1958 Formula Libre, XIV Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Ken Kavanagh
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1958 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
11th240Porsche AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 718 RSK

1957 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
11th6Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1957.

1957 Formula 1, VI Grand Prix de Maroc

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1957 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1957 World Sportscar Championship - S5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 450S
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship - S5.0 1957.

1957 Formula Libre, Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1957 Formula 1, XXIII Grand Prix de Reims

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1957 VII Gran Premio di Siracusa

PositionPointsTeam
0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1956 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
4th22Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70500
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1956.

1956 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 300 S
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship 1956.

1956 World Sportscar Championship - S3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 300S
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship - S3.0 1956.

1956 World Sportscar Championship - S1.5

PositionPointsTeam
0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 150S
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship - S1.5 1956.

1956 Formula Libre, Gran Premio ciudad de Buenos Aires (Mendoza)

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Officine Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1956 Formula 1 Siracusa Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1956 II Gran Premio Internacional de Venezuela

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Officine Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 300S

1956 Sveriges Grand Prix, Kristianstad

PositionPointsTeam
0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 300S

1956 Australian Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1956 Australian Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 300S

1955 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
9th6Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1955.

1955 Formula Libre, Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1955 XVIII Internationales ADAC-Eifel-Rennen, Nürburgring

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 150S

1955 Sveriges Grand Prix, Kristianstad

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 300S

1955 Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 300S

1954 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
26th0.14Equipe Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gordini T16
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1954.

1954 Formula Libre, Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Equipe Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gordini T16

1954 II Gran Premio Supercortemaggiore, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
0Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gordini T24S 3.0

1954 Formula 1, I Grosser Preis von Berlin

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gordini T16

1953 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Equipe Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gordini T16
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1953.

1953 Formula Libre, Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires

PositionPointsTeam
0Equipe Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gordini T16

1953 Formula 2 (F1), IV Grand Prix di Modena, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
0Equipe Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gordini T16

1953 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Amedee Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1953 World Sportscar Championship - S3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Amedee Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gordini T15S

1952 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
10th6Equipe Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gordini T16 (Gordini 2.0 L6)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1952.

1952 XX Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans - S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Automobiles Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100?0
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gordini T15S
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