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Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Jean Pierre Beltoise 1969 Nürburgring.jpg
Beltoise in 1969
Nationality France French
Born (1937-04-26)26 April 1937
Paris, France
Died 5 January 2015(2015-01-05) (aged 77)
Dakar, Senegal

Jean-Pierre Maurice Georges Beltoise (26 April 1937 – 5 January 2015) was a French Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and Formula One driver who raced for the Matra and BRM teams. He competed in 88 Grands Prix achieving a single victory, at the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix, and a total of eight podium finishes.

Later career

He later did most of the testing for the Ligier F1 team, and he thereafter turned his attention to touring car racing in France, twice winning the French title for BMW before entering rallycross in an Alpine-Renault with which he won the French title. In 1981 he returned to touring cars and raced for Peugeot throughout the 1980s. He was also a regular ice racer. His two sons, Anthony and Julien, are both race drivers.

Death

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

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