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Behra-Porsche as a Formula One constructor
Base France
Founder(s) Jean Behra
Formula One World Championship career
Engines Porsche 547/6 1.5l F4
Entrants Jean Behra
Camoradi International
First entry 1959 Monaco Grand Prix
Last entry 1960 Italian Grand Prix
Races entered 4 (2 starts)
Race victories 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0

Behra-Porsche was a Formula One constructor competing briefly in 1959 and 1960. The team entered four Formula One World Championship Grands Prix (two starts) but scored no championship points.

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 but 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 made its first race start at the Argentine Grand Prix of 7 February 1960 driven by Masten Gregory, he finished 12th. Fred Gamble drove the car in the 1960 Italian Grand Prix at Monza on 4 September 1960 and finished 10th - nine laps down and the last of the cars still running at the finish.

Complete Formula One World Championship results


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