Sat 15 May 2010, express.co.uk
Reckless British Playboy Behind Motor Racing's Biggest Disaster
By Neil Clark
IT was the worst – and most horrific – disaster in the history of motor racing. On June 11, 1955, at the Le Mans 24-hour race, at least 83 spectators were killed and hundreds more injured when the burning remains of the Mercedes car driven by 49-year-old Frenchman Pierre Levegh, flew into the crowd following a terrible on-track collision.