Jean-Pierre BELTOISE Biography & Stats

Last Updated on August 5, 2023
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Nationality:  France
Born the 26 april 1937 – Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine) Die the 5 january 2015 – 77 years – Dakar (Sénégal) – AVC

First Grand Prix: USA 1967
Last Grand Prix: Canada 1974

Best Result: 1st
Best Grid Position: 2th

 

Jean-Pierre BELTOISE Biography

Paul Jean-Pierre Maurice Georges Beltoise, a well-known French racing driver who raced in both Formula One and Grand Prix motorcycle road racing, was born in Paris, France, on April 26, 1937. Beltoise enjoyed a fruitful professional career, winning many competitions and placing on the podium.

Beltoise started out in motorcycling, where he immediately became well-known in his native country. Beltoise won an amazing 11 French national motorcycle road racing championships in just three years, from 1962 to 1964. During this time, he also participated in numerous classes of motorcycle racing at the Grand Prix level, ranging from 50cc to 500cc. His sixth-place finish at the 1964 50cc World Championship was his best result.

When he was involved in a serious accident during the 12-hour sports car endurance competition at Reims in 1964, his career took a hit. Beltoise’s arm was broken, and the accident significantly limited its range of motion. Despite this setback, he returned in 1965 and won the Formula 3 race at Reims. Beltoise advanced to Formula 2 the following year.

Beltoise raced a Formula Two Matra MS5-Cosworth in the 1966 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring to make his Formula One debut. He lost by one lap overall, but he took first in the F2 division. But he wouldn’t make another Grand Prix outing that year. Beltoise raced a Formula Two Matra MS7 1.6-liter Cosworth in three Grands Prix in 1967 and finished ninth at Watkins Glen and Mexico City. at addition, he triumphed at the 1967 Buenos Aires Grand Prix, which was not a World Championship race.

Beltoise began the 1968 season driving an F2 car before switching to Formula One vehicles. In that year’s Dutch Grand Prix, he came in second place. Beltoise and Jackie Stewart both raced for Ken Tyrrell’s Matra squad in 1969, and they placed second in the French Grand Prix. In 1970 and 1971, he remained a member of the works Matra team, but his career took a tragic turn when he was at fault for the accident that claimed the life of Ignazio Giunti in the 1971 1000 km Buenos Aires race. Beltoise’s international racing permit was consequently revoked for a while.

Beltoise’s ban cost him his F1 position for the 1971 campaign, and Matra hired Chris Amon to drive for them instead. In 1972, Beltoise went racing once more and joined the BRM squad. Beltoise won the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix in the midst of torrential rain, marking the race as his lone Formula One triumph. In the same year, he triumphed in a non-championship race at Brands Hatch. Before leaving Formula One at the conclusion of the 1974 season, Beltoise raced for BRM for three seasons.

Beltoise concentrated on different motorsports after leaving Formula One. He put in a lot of testing time with the Ligier F1 team, but he was unable to gain a seat for the 1976 campaign. Beltoise thereafter focused on touring car racing in France, where he twice won the national championship for BMW. Later, he switched to rallycross, and while operating an Alpine-Renault, he captured the French championship. Beltoise made a comeback to touring cars in 1981 and competed for Peugeot throughout the 1980s. He also took part in ice racing, where he developed a reputation for being skilled.

Beltoise had a successful career in motorsport and also appeared in the Michel Vaillant comic book series, frequently as a member of the victorious Vaillante Le Mans team.

Anthony and Julien Beltoise, who both followed in their father’s footsteps and became race drivers, carry on their father’s passion for motorsport. An skilled and well-liked driver, Paul Jean-Pierre Maurice Georges Beltoise left a lasting impression on the world of motorsport. His contributions to the game will never be forgotten.

 

Jean-Pierre BELTOISE Stats

Wins

Jean-Pierre BELTOISE has 1 win in his F1 career

n Year Grand Prix Circuit Chassis Engine Tyre
1 1972 Monaco Monaco 17 BRM P160B BRM V12 Firestone










Podiums

Jean-Pierre BELTOISE has 8 podiums in his F1 career

n Year Grand Prix Circuit Pos Chassis Engine Tyre
8 1974 South Africa Kyalami 2 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone
7 1972 Monaco Monaco 1 17 BRM P160B BRM V12 Firestone
6 1970 Italy Monza 3 40 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear
5 1970 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps 3 25 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear
4 1969 Italy Monza 3 22 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop
3 1969 France Clermont-Ferrand 2 7 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop
2 1969 Spain Montjuïc Park 3 8 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop
1 1968 Netherlands Zandvoort 2 17 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop











Pole positions

Jean-Pierre BELTOISE has in his F1 career

Grands Prix started

Jean-Pierre BELTOISE has started 85 Grands Prix in his F1 career

n Year Grand Prix Team N°  Constructor Engine Tyre Grid Race
85 1974 Canada Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 17 nc  
84 1974 Italy Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 11 ab Electrics
83 1974 Austria Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 18 ab Engine
82 1974 Germany Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 15 ab Fuel line
81 1974 Britain Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 23 12  
80 1974 France Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 17 10  
79 1974 Netherlands Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 16 ab Gearbox
78 1974 Sweden Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 13 ab Engine
77 1974 Monaco Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 11 ab Pile-up
76 1974 Belgium Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 7 5  
75 1974 Spain Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 11 ab Engine
74 1974 South Africa Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 11 2  
73 1974 Brazil Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 17 10  
72 1974 Argentina Team Motul BRM 14 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 14 5  
71 1973 USA Marlboro BRM 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 14 9  
70 1973 Canada Marlboro BRM 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 16 4  
69 1973 Italy Marlboro BRM 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 13 13  
68 1973 Austria Marlboro BRM 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 13 5  
67 1973 Germany Marlboro BRM 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 9 ab Transmission
66 1973 Netherlands Marlboro BRM 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 9 5  
65 1973 Britain Marlboro BRM 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 17 ab Pile-up
64 1973 France Marlboro BRM 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 15 11  
63 1973 Sweden Marlboro BRM 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 9 ab Engine
62 1973 Monaco Marlboro BRM 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 11 ab Accident
61 1973 Belgium Marlboro BRM 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 5 ab Engine
60 1973 Spain Marlboro BRM 15 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 10 5  
59 1973 South Africa Marlboro BRM 16 BRM P160D BRM V12 Firestone 7 ab Clutch
58 1973 Brazil Marlboro BRM 15 BRM P160D BRM V12 Firestone 10 ab Electrics
57 1973 Argentina Marlboro BRM 30 BRM P160D BRM V12 Firestone 7 ab Engine
56 1972 USA Marlboro BRM 17 BRM P180 BRM V12 Firestone 18 ab Fuel injection
55 1972 Canada Marlboro BRM 14 BRM P180 BRM V12 Firestone 20 ab Oil leak
54 1972 Italy Marlboro BRM 21 BRM P180 BRM V12 Firestone 16 8  
53 1972 Austria Marlboro BRM 7 BRM P160C BRM V12 Firestone 21 8  
52 1972 Germany Marlboro BRM 6 BRM P160C BRM V12 Firestone 13 9  
51 1972 Britain Marlboro BRM 11 BRM P160C BRM V12 Firestone 6 11  
50 1972 France Marlboro BRM 5 BRM P160B BRM V12 Firestone 24 15  
49 1972 Belgium Marlboro BRM 23 BRM P160B BRM V12 Firestone 6 ab Overheating
48 1972 Monaco Marlboro BRM 17 BRM P160B BRM V12 Firestone 4 1  
47 1972 Spain Marlboro BRM 19 BRM P160B BRM V12 Firestone 7 ab Gearbox
46 1972 South Africa Marlboro BRM 10 BRM P160B BRM V12 Firestone 11 ab Valve
45 1971 USA Equipe Matra Sports 12 Matra MS120B Matra V12 Goodyear 10 8  
44 1971 Canada Equipe Matra Sports 21 Matra MS120B Matra V12 Goodyear 11 ab Accident
43 1971 Britain Equipe Matra Sports 22 Matra MS120B Matra V12 Goodyear 15 7  
42 1971 France Equipe Matra Sports 21 Matra MS120B Matra V12 Goodyear 8 7  
41 1971 Netherlands Equipe Matra Sports 21 Matra MS120B Matra V12 Goodyear 11 9  
40 1971 Monaco Equipe Matra Sports 21 Matra MS120B Matra V12 Goodyear 7 ab Transmission
39 1971 Spain Equipe Matra Sports 21 Matra MS120B Matra V12 Goodyear 6 6  
38 1970 Mexico Equipe Matra Elf 6 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 6 5  
37 1970 USA Equipe Matra Elf 6 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 18 ab Handling
36 1970 Canada Equipe Matra Elf 23 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 13 8  
35 1970 Italy Equipe Matra Elf 40 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 14 3  
34 1970 Austria Equipe Matra Elf 19 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 7 6  
33 1970 Germany Equipe Matra Elf 8 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 21 ab Suspension
32 1970 Britain Equipe Matra Elf 7 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 10 ab Wheel
31 1970 France Equipe Matra Elf 21 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 2 13 Fuel injection
30 1970 Netherlands Equipe Matra Elf 23 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 10 5  
29 1970 Belgium Equipe Matra Elf 25 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 11 3  
28 1970 Monaco Equipe Matra Elf 8 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 6 ab Transmission
27 1970 Spain Equipe Matra Elf 4 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 4 ab Engine
26 1970 South Africa Equipe Matra Elf 3 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 8 4  
25 1969 Mexico Matra International 4 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 8 5  
24 1969 USA Matra International 4 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 7 ab Engine
23 1969 Canada Matra International 18 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 2 4  
22 1969 Italy Matra International 22 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 6 3  
21 1969 Germany Matra International 8 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 10 12 Suspension
20 1969 Britain Matra International 4 Matra MS84 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 17 9  
19 1969 France Matra International 7 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 5 2  
18 1969 Netherlands Matra International 5 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 11 8  
17 1969 Monaco Matra International 8 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 3 ab Cardan
16 1969 Spain Matra International 8 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 12 3  
15 1969 South Africa Matra International 8 Matra MS10 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 11 6  
14 1968 Mexico Matra Sports 21 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 13 ab Suspension
13 1968 USA Matra Sports 21 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 13 ab Transmission
12 1968 Canada Matra Sports 18 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 15 ab Gearbox
11 1968 Italy Matra Sports 6 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 18 5  
10 1968 Germany Matra Sports 12 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 12 ab Accident
9 1968 Britain Matra Sports 18 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 14 ab Oil pressure
8 1968 France Matra Sports 6 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 8 9  
7 1968 Netherlands Matra Sports 17 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 16 2  
6 1968 Belgium Matra Sports 10 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 13 8  
5 1968 Monaco Matra Sports 1 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 8 ab Accident
4 1968 Spain Matra International 6 Matra MS10 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 5 5  
3 1968 South Africa Matra Sports 21 Matra MS7 Ford Cosworth L4 Dunlop 18 6  
2 1967 Mexico Matra Sports 22 Matra MS7 Ford Cosworth L4 Goodyear 14 7  
1 1967 USA Matra Sports 22 Matra MS7 Ford Cosworth L4 Goodyear 18 7  













Teammates

Jean-Pierre BELTOISE has 15 teammates in his F1 career

15 drivers  GP  First Year  Last Year 
SERVOZ-GAVIN Johnny 7 1967 1969
PESCAROLO Henri 29 1968 1974
STEWART Jackie 11 1969  
AMON Chris 12 1971 1974
GANLEY Howden 10 1972  
GETHIN Peter 11 1972 1973
MARKO Helmut 1 1972  
WISELL Reine 8 1972  
SCHUPPAN Vern 1 1972  
OLIVER Jackie 1 1972  
BRACK Bill 1 1972  
REDMAN Brian 1 1972  
LAUDA Niki 15 1973  
REGAZZONI Clay 14 1973  
MIGAULT François 14 1974  




Result by Grand Prix

n Grand Prix Involvement  Win  Pole position  Fastest lap  Podium  Point 
1 Argentina 2 0 0 0 0 2.00
2 Austria 5 0 0 0 0 3.00
3 Belgium 5 0 0 0 1 6.00
4 Brazil 2 0 0 0 0 0
5 Britain 7 0 0 0 0 0
6 Canada 7 0 0 0 0 6.00
7 France 8 0 0 0 1 6.00
8 Germany 7 0 0 0 0 1.00
9 Italy 6 0 0 1 2 10.00
10 Mexico 4 0 0 0 0 4.00
11 Monaco 8 1 0 1 1 9.00
12 Netherlands 6 0 0 1 1 10.00
13 South Africa 7 0 0 0 1 11.00
14 Spain 7 0 0 1 1 9.00
15 Sweden 2 0 0 0 0 0
16 USA 8 0 0 0 0 0








Seasons

Jean-Pierre BELTOISE has raced 8 seasons in his F1 career

Year  Constructor  Engine  WC  GP  Win  Pole  F.lap  Pod  Pts  Ave  Laps  Kms  Laps  Kms 
1974 BRM BRM 13 14 0 0 0 1 10.00 0.71 0 0 507 2 320
1973 BRM BRM 10 15 0 0 0 0 9.00 0.60 6 24 707 3 304
1972 BRM BRM 11 11 1 0 1 1 9.00 0.82 80 252 454 2 432
1971 Matra Matra 22 7 0 0 0 0 1.00 0.14 0 0 380 1 706
1970 Matra Matra 9 13 0 0 0 2 16.00 1.23 11 89 606 3 165
1969 Matra Ford Cosworth 5 11 0 0 1 3 21.00 1.91 0 0 694 3 360
1968 Matra Matra
Ford Cosworth
9 12 0 0 2 1 11.00 0.92 4 14 556 2 873
1967 Matra Ford Cosworth nc 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 164 689















Retirement / DNF / Abandon

Jean-Pierre BELTOISE has 37 retirements in his F1 career

n Year Grand Prix Grid Chassis Engine Tyre Lap Retirement
37 1974 Italy 11 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 0 Electrics
36 1974 Austria 18 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 22 Engine
35 1974 Germany 15 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 4 Fuel line
34 1974 Netherlands 16 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 18 Gearbox
33 1974 Sweden 13 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 2 Engine
32 1974 Monaco 11 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 1 Pile-up
31 1974 Spain 11 14 BRM P201 BRM V12 Firestone 2 Engine
30 1973 Germany 9 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 4 Transmission
29 1973 Britain 17 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 0 Pile-up
28 1973 Sweden 9 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 57 Engine
27 1973 Monaco 11 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 39 Accident
26 1973 Belgium 5 20 BRM P160E BRM V12 Firestone 56 Engine
25 1973 South Africa 7 16 BRM P160D BRM V12 Firestone 4 Clutch
24 1973 Brazil 10 15 BRM P160D BRM V12 Firestone 23 Electrics
23 1973 Argentina 7 30 BRM P160D BRM V12 Firestone 79 Engine
22 1972 USA 18 17 BRM P180 BRM V12 Firestone 40 Fuel injection
21 1972 Canada 20 14 BRM P180 BRM V12 Firestone 21 Oil leak
20 1972 Belgium 6 23 BRM P160B BRM V12 Firestone 15 Overheating
19 1972 Spain 7 19 BRM P160B BRM V12 Firestone 9 Gearbox
18 1972 South Africa 11 10 BRM P160B BRM V12 Firestone 60 Valve
17 1971 Canada 11 21 Matra MS120B Matra V12 Goodyear 15 Accident
16 1971 Monaco 7 21 Matra MS120B Matra V12 Goodyear 47 Transmission
15 1970 USA 18 6 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 27 Handling
14 1970 Germany 21 8 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 4 Suspension
13 1970 Britain 10 7 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 24 Wheel
12 1970 France 2 21 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 35 Fuel injection
11 1970 Monaco 6 8 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 21 Transmission
10 1970 Spain 4 4 Matra MS120 Matra V12 Goodyear 31 Engine
9 1969 USA 7 4 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 72 Engine
8 1969 Germany 10 8 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 12 Suspension
7 1969 Monaco 3 8 Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth V8 Dunlop 20 Cardan
6 1968 Mexico 13 21 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 10 Suspension
5 1968 USA 13 21 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 44 Transmission
4 1968 Canada 15 18 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 77 Gearbox
3 1968 Germany 12 12 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 8 Accident
2 1968 Britain 14 18 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 11 Oil pressure
1 1968 Monaco 8 1 Matra MS11 Matra V12 Dunlop 11 Accident












 

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