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00:24Feature

Introduction

04:50Technical feature

Scrutineering

06:38Feature

Race preparations underway

09:05Starting grid

The cars get ready

11:43Start

Race start

13:00Race action

Fangio makes a bad start

13:45Race action

Castelotti and Hawthorn break away and lead the pack at the end of the Mulsanne straight.

18:00Heavy crash

Tragedy strikes, with one of the darkest moments of motorsport - killing 55.

21:00Pit garage action

Belgian Jaguar pits, as night descends at quarter distance.

24:15Race action

Morning breaks. Time for Mass. Prayers are offered for the victims of the crash the previous day.

26:19Party

Happy Birthday for a driver.

28:42Checkered flag

The crowd cheers the final finishers home. Jaguars third Le Mans win.

1955 24 Hours of Le Mans

Added on 7 Sep 2018
30:36

24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History

Description

A well anticipated race was struck by disaster when a massive accident occurred causing a car to propel into the crowd killing 84 people. Out of respect Mercedes retired from the race handing Jaguar the win with Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb.

Info

Channel24 Hours of Le Mans
Program24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History
Season1950-1959
Episode title1955 24 Hours of Le Mans
Episode number4
Date added7 September 2018
Original date12 June 1955
Run time30:36
CategoryRacing coverage

24 Hours of Le Mans

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