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04:50Technical feature



Race preparations underway

09:05Starting grid

The cars get ready


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.


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

24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History


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.


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

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