Jean-Pierre Beltoise

French motorcycle racer and racing driver

Jean-Pierre Maurice Georges Beltoise (26 April 1937 – 5 January 2015) was a French Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and Formula One driver. He raced for the Matra and BRM teams. François Cevert was his brother-in-law (his wife's brother). He competed in 88 Grands Prix achieving one win and eight podium finishes. He was born in Paris.

Beltoise in 1969

Beltoise died at his holiday home in Dakar, Senegal, on 5 January 2015, aged 77, following two strokes .[1]


  1. "Jean-Pierre Beltoise, ex-F1 driver and 1972 Monaco GP winner, dies". Haymarket. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.

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