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 Career[edit | edit source]

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

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

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

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 (12335 mi)
Races Led 4
Laps Led 101
Distance Led 378 km (235 mi)

Race Wins[edit | edit source]

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

Career Results[edit | edit source]

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.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 0 NC
8th
1967 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 0 NC
DNQ 7th 7th
1968 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 11 9th
6th 5th Ret 8th 2nd 9th Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret Ret
1969 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 21 5th
6th 3rd Ret 8th 2nd 9th 12th[1] 3rd 4th Ret 5th
1970 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 16 9th
4th Ret Ret 3rd 5th 13th Ret Ret 6th 3rd 8th Ret 5th
1971 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 1 22nd
BAN 6th Ret 9th 7th 7th BAN BAN BAN Ret 8th
1972 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 9 11th
Ret Ret 1st Ret 15th 11th 9th 8th 8th Ret Ret
1973 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 10 9th
Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret Ret 11th Ret 5th Ret 5th 13th 4th 9th
1974 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 10 13th
5th 10th 2nd Ret 5th Ret Ret Ret 10th 12th Ret Ret Ret NC DNQ


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Notes[edit | edit source]

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

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