Friday, 26 January 2007 13:35
|Basic Information || |
|Formula1 information || |
|Grand Prix's entered: ||3|
|World Championships: ||0|
1959: Monte Carlo (DNQ)
1960: Italian GP at Monza
|Year ||Chassis ||Engine ||Drivers ||Championship ||Points |
|1960||Behra-||Porsche ||Fred Gamble||-||0|
|Porsche||1.5 B4||Masten Gregory|
Maria Teresa de Filippis
|History and facts |
Behra-Porsche was a Formula One constructor competing briefly in 1960.
The company was founded by Jean Behra, an established French racer. He had been driving a Ferrari D246 in 1959 but was dismissed from the team after the French GP. With designer Valerio Colotti, using Porsche components, he had a F1 car built at Modena in 1959.
The car was to debut at Monte Carlo in 1959, Maria Teresa de Filippis failed to qualify. Behra intended to race the car in Germany but was killed in a racing accident driving a Porsche RSK at AVUS on August 1, 1959 just before the Grand Prix. The car was taken on by the Colotti team.
The Behra-Porsche Porsche Special debuted at the Argentine Grand Prix of February 7, 1960 driven by Masten Gregory (US), he finished 12th. Fred Gamble (US) drove the car in the Italian GP at Monza on September 4, 1960 and finished 10th - nine laps down and the bottom of the field.