Jean Behra

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Bio data

Born FEB 16, 1921 in France, Died AUG 1, 1959 at Avus track, Berlin, Germany

Racing career:

From 1952 and 1959

Raced for:

Gordini, Maserati, Ferrari & Porsche

Key races

The whole of the 57 and 58 seasons

Personality

Jeannot just had the right stuff and pushed his entire career to always go faster!

Suixtil association

Jean Behra favored the original race pants and red long-sleeve polo after which the Targa is modelled

Facts and trivia

Caught in 12 crashes, Behra developped a technique to survive them, though at the speed he drove it unfortunately proved imperfect in the end.

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