Behra-Porsche

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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 an 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 1 August 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 7 February 1960 driven by Masten Gregory (US), he finished 12th. Fred Gamble (US) drove the car in the Italian GP at Monza on 4 September 1960 and finished 10th - nine laps down and the bottom of the field.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

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Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WCC Points
1959 Maria Teresa de Filippis Behra-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D MON 500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA 0
Italy Maria Teresa de Filippis DNQ
Jean Behra Behra-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D France Jean Behra DNS
1960 Camoradi International Behra-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA USA 0
United States Masten Gregory 12
United States Fred Gamble 10