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Jean-Pierre Maurice Georges Beltoise (BEL-twass; born 26 April 1937 in Paris, Île-de-France, France – died 5 January 2015 in Dakar, Dakar Region, Senegal) was a French motorcycle and racing driver who most notably won the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix. His win was the last for the BRM team. He also won the non-championship World Championship Victory Race in 1972.

Starting out in motorcycles, scoring one podium, before switching to cars. After a race as an F2 entrant in his Matra at the 1966 German Grand Prix, Beltoise made his full début in 1967, and started a full program of races in 1968, finishing second at the Dutch Grand Prix. In 1969, in a year in which Matra and teammate Jackie Stewart won the titles, Beltoise took three podiums on his way to fifth in the championship.

Stewart's departure saw a less successful 1970, but Beltoise still managed a brace of podiums. Following a difficult 1971, which included being banned from racing over two separate periods (due to his involvement in the accident that killed Ignazio Giunti in the 1000 km Buenos Aires), Beltoise left Matra for BRM.

Beltoise's first season at BRM saw him claim his only career Grand Prix win, and BRM's only win of the season, the Monaco Grand Prix. This was also Beltoise's only point scoring drive of the season. The next two seasons saw seven point scores and one podium, and Beltoise retired at the age of 37 at the end of 1974. He later tested for Ligier, then turning to touring cars and rallycross.

He died aged 77 at his holiday home in Dakar, following two strokes.

Formula One CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1966 Matra Sports Matra-Ford Cosworth 0 NC
1967 Matra Sports Matra-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1968 Matra Sports
Matra International
Matra-Ford Cosworth
Matra
11 9th Report
1969 Matra International Matra-Ford Cosworth 21 5th Report
1970 Equipe Matra Elf Matra 16 9th Report
1971 Equipe Matra Sports Matra 1 22nd Report
1972 Marlboro BRM BRM 9 11th Report
1973 Marlboro BRM BRM 9 10th Report
1974 Team Motul BRM BRM 10 13th Report
1975 Retired
1976 Equipe Ligier Ligier-Matra Test driver

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 91
Starts 84
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 2
Race Wins 1
Podiums 8
Fastest laps 4
Points 77
Laps Raced 4069
Distance Raced 19852 km
Races Led 4
Laps Led 101
Distance Led 378 km

Race WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
World Champioship
1 1972 Monaco Grand Prix
Non-Championship
1 1972 World Championship Victory Race

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts Pos
1966 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 0 NC
8th
1967 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Canada Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 0 NC
DNQ 7th 7th
1968 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 11 9th
6th 5th Ret 8th 2nd 9th Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret Ret
1969 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 21 5th
6th 3rd Ret 8th 2nd 9th 12th[1] 3rd 4th Ret 5th
1970 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 16 9th
4th Ret Ret 3rd 5th 13th Ret Ret 6th 3rd 8th Ret 5th
1971 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 1 22nd
BAN 6th Ret 9th 7th 7th BAN BAN BAN Ret 8th
1972 Flag of Argentina Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 9 11th
Ret Ret 1st Ret 15th 11th 9th 8th 8th Ret Ret
1973 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 10 9th
Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret Ret 11th Ret 5th Ret 5th 13th 4th 9th
1974 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 10 13th
5th 10th 2nd Ret 5th Ret Ret Ret 10th 12th Ret Ret Ret NC DNQ


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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NotesEdit

  1. While classified 12th on circuit, Beltoise finished behind six F2 drivers and received one point for sixth.

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