Sat 15 May 2010,

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.

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