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1955 Le Mans disaster

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The Worst Accident in Motorsports History (1955 Le Mans Disaster)

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Le Mans Motor Racing Disaster (1955) | British Pathé

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Selected Originals - Le Mans Disaster (1955)

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Selected Originals - Le Mans Disaster (1955)

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Jaguar History - 1955 Le Mans disaster

The 1955 Le Mans disaster occurred during the 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race at Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France on 11 June 1955. A major crash caused large fragments of debris to fly into the crowd, killing 83 spectators and French driver Pierre Bouillin and injuring nearly 180 more. It was the most catastrophic crash in motorsport history, and it prompted Mercedes-Benz to retire from motor racing until 1989.
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