06:38FeatureRace preparations underway
09:05Starting gridThe cars get ready
13:00Race actionFangio makes a bad start
13:45Race actionCastelotti and Hawthorn break away and lead the pack at the end of the Mulsanne straight.
18:00Heavy crashTragedy strikes, with one of the darkest moments of motorsport - killing 55.
21:00Pit garage actionBelgian Jaguar pits, as night descends at quarter distance.
24:15Race actionMorning breaks. Time for Mass. Prayers are offered for the victims of the crash the previous day.
26:19PartyHappy Birthday for a driver.
28:42Checkered flagThe crowd cheers the final finishers home. Jaguars third Le Mans win.
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.
|Channel||24 Hours of Le Mans|
|Program||24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History|
|Episode title||1955 24 Hours of Le Mans|
|Date added||7 September 2018|
|Original date||12 June 1955|