Jena Behra started 1952 and 1959 between in 52 WM-government inspection departments, it reached nine times the victory landing, however never reached the first place. When running, which did not rank among the WM, he became against it winner several times.
Like many other running drivers of its time Behra began its career than Motorradfahrer: on Moto Guzzi it got some victories to 1945 to 1952. Then it changed the first time on sport and racing cars and moved 1952 in the footlights, when it won with the GP von Reims not ranking among the WM 1952 in a been subject Simca Gordini against the Ferrari of Farina and Ascari. With the GP of Switzerland in the same year it became second. Further victories followed 1954 in Pau when not WM running, for example.
1955 to at the beginning of of 1958 it steered a Maserati, with which some landing placements arrive to it, for example two second places with the GP of Argentina 1956 and GP of Argentina 1957 as well as some third. With Grands Prix, which did not rank among the WM, he could celebrate some victories, for example 1956 in Rome or 1957 in Pau, Modena or Morocco. Because in Morocco nearly all star were present, this victory is considered as its more largely.
1958 were changed, these hopes were bitterly disappointed with large hopes to BRM. Quite often he turned his car off, because it was not broken, but simply not fast enough. Except a third place with the GP of the Netherlands 1958 much was not in it, more successful was he when sports car running on Porsche, where he reached a third place apart from two victories also with the 24-Stunden-Rennen von Le Mans.
1959 obligated it Ferrari in place of the withdrawn Mike Hawthorn. After a set of technical defects, last with large price of France, on which it had set large hopes, insulted and flogged it in a rage accumulation the Ferrari running leader Romano Tavoni and became promptly to dismiss.
Thereupon it modified a Porsche, in order to continue as private drivers, and planned the start with large price of Germany, which was delivered this mark on the AVUS. Many drivers had security doubts in relation to this high-speed distance, which are enough for straight lines of a hairpin curve in the south only from two 4 km, and which consisted bricked steep curve of bricks in the north. During a sports car running on Saturday Behra suffered a deadly accident: Its car came on the wet-with-rain north curve into centrifuges and collided at the top margin of the curve with the concrete foundation of an anti-aircraft position from the war. Behra was hurled with the head against a flag mast and was dead on the place.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of French running drivers|
|DATE OF BIRTH||16. February 1921|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Nice|
|DYING DATE||1. August 1959|