Deadliest Crash: Disaster at Le Mans

Deadliest Crash: Disaster at Le Mans


Documentary examining what caused Pierre Levegh's Mercedes to crash into the crowd during the 1955 Le Mans 24-hour race, killing more than 80 people - an accident that remains the worst in the history of motor racing. Among the theories discussed are the use of untested technologies by the car's manufacturers, the addition of a lethal fuel additive and allegations of reckless driving by future Formula One world champion Mike Hawthorn, who won the race with Jaguar team partner Ivor Bueb. Narrated by Jack Deam.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Jack Deam