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Le Mans Crash

Another crash at Le Mans. Safety there must have improved considerably, because this time nobody was killed. In 1952, 120 people died after Juan Fangio’s Maserati left the road and ploughed into the crowd (120 possibly. Amazingly there was no official record of the number of deaths). Ironically, Fangio survived. Then, in 1955, another 83 died when Pierre Levegh’s Mercedes did the same thing. Levegh wasn’t as lucky as Fangio, he died at the scene.

Scary, isn’t it? 200 spectators killed by two out-of-control racing cars within a 3-year period.

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