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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

2018-07-3030:36
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24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History

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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
About this program:24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History
Episode title:1955 24 Hours of Le Mans
Season:1950-1959
Episode number:4
Date:1955-06-12
Run time:30:36
Category:Racing coverage
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24 Hours of Le Mans

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