1955 Le Mans Victims | Dead and Injured in the Grandstands After the Accident

1955 Le Mans Victims | Dead and Injured in the Grandstands After the Accident

79 people die in the worst tragedy in the history of motor racing - the Le Mans Disaster of 1955: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/le-mans-disaster

79 people die in the worst tragedy in the history of motor racing - the Le Mans Disaster of 1955: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/le-mans-disaster

June 11, 1955 Lemans disaster. Spectators flee as the Mercedes-Benz exploded as it hit the grandstand. Parts of the wreckage were blown into the enclosure killing at least 80 people. The driver, Pierre Levegh, was killed outright. This was the biggest disaster at a motor racing circuit up to that time. Mercedes-Benz withdrew from all motor racing at the end of the 1955 season and didn't return until 1987.

June 11, 1955 Lemans disaster. Spectators flee as the Mercedes-Benz exploded as it hit the grandstand. Parts of the wreckage were blown into the enclosure killing at least 80 people. The driver, Pierre Levegh, was killed outright. This was the biggest disaster at a motor racing circuit up to that time. Mercedes-Benz withdrew from all motor racing at the end of the 1955 season and didn't return until 1987.

84 people dead Horrific 1955 Le Mans disaster completes 60 years today (1)

84 people dead Horrific 1955 Le Mans disaster completes 60 years today (1)

James Hunt, Hesketh-Ford, #24, (finished 8th), Swiss GP, held on August 24 at the Dijon-Prenois racetrack in France, due to a ban on motor racing in Switzerland since the 1955 Le Mans disaster, 1975.

James Hunt, Hesketh-Ford, #24, (finished 8th), Swiss GP, held on August 24 at the Dijon-Prenois racetrack in France, due to a ban on motor racing in Switzerland since the 1955 Le Mans disaster, 1975.

Austin Healey racing car involved in 1955 Le Mans disaster to sell for £1m | Mail Online

Austin Healey racing car involved in 1955 Le Mans disaster to sell for £1m | Mail Online

June 11, 1955 Le Mans Disaster | Pierre Levegh's Mercedes-Benz crash caused large pieces of racing car debris to fly into the crowd. Eighty-three spectators and driver Pierre Levegh died at the scene, whilst 120 more were injured in the most catastrophic accident in motorsport history.

June 11, 1955 Le Mans Disaster | Pierre Levegh's Mercedes-Benz crash caused large pieces of racing car debris to fly into the crowd. Eighty-three spectators and driver Pierre Levegh died at the scene, whilst 120 more were injured in the most catastrophic accident in motorsport history.

1955 Le Mans Disaster by Ryan Duffey

1955 Le Mans Disaster by Ryan Duffey

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