Articles tagged Jean Behra

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"He never knew the meaning of fear" – Denis Jenkinson

Fifty years after his death, Jean Behra is still remembered by his contemporaries as one of Grand Prix racing’s bravest souls By Nigel Roebuck Back in June 1980 I interviewed Patrick Depailler at Brands Hatch. He was a lovely fellow, a man out of his time, I always felt, very much a throwback to motor racing’s heroic age. At the time tennis was fashionable in Formula 1 circles, and often at...

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The World's Leading Grand Prix Drivers

As the 1954 Racing Season Commences Motor Sport Sums Up the Capabilities of the Select Few who are Masters of the Art of Present-day Road Racing During a lull in the exciting, but by contrast with modern Grand Prix racing tame, happenings of the recent R.A.C. Rally, I found myself discussing, with one who has ample oportunity to form opinions, how many truly outstanding Grand Prix drivers there...

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XVII Grand Prix of Monaco

Coopers Dominant Monte Carlo, May 10th With the Argentine races being cancelled the Monaco G.P. became the first round in the World Championship series and the first occasion when all the Grand Prix teams brought out a full complement of their latest cars. A break from tradition was the dropping of early morning practice, all three practice periods being in the afternoon, and another change was...

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Stirling Moss More than 40 years on from his retirement from racing, the name Stirling Moss still resonates across the world, even with people who have never been to a grand prix, nor wished to. Thus it is always a surprise to be reminded that here is essentially a very shy man. "These days, I'm far more extrovert," he says. "But fundamentally I am shy. That's why I always like to go places with...

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The South African Grand Prix

Renault untouchable  Kyalami, Saturday March 1st On arriving in Johannesburg before the race there was a strange feeling that nothing was happening, unlike the previous years when the atmosphere was charged with racing tension. By mutual agreement the Formula One Constructors and the tyre companies had decided against pre-race tyre testing and development sessions. Previously most of the...

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Brief encounter

Jack Lewis shot to F1 in no time, but his star shone only momentarily as he and racing parted company By Paul Fearnley There are racing drivers who do not look like racing drivers – for example, Bobby Rahal, bless his fireproof socks – and there are those who do. I cannot cite a single scientific fact to support my bold statement, but I can cite Carlos Reutemann. If the craggy Argentinian –...

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V Grand Prix of Caen

Behra Banishes B.R.M. Bogey Caen, July 28th. Taking place one week after the British Grand Prix and one week before the German Grand Prix the race at Caen did not hope for a very exciting entry, relying mostly on private-owners and the smaller firms. However, Jean Behra was keen to take part and as the Scuderia Maserati were not interested in supplying a car, being too busy preparing for...



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