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Great Moments in Formula One History

Dateline: Le Mans, France, June 11, 1955. Team Mercedes-Benz discovers the fiery danger in wrapping magnesium alloy around a bucket of high-octane fuel and calling it a race car.

(Pathé News Reel of the 1955 Le Mans disaster.)

One Comment

  1. Lance

    The newsreel says that 79 people were killed, but the official death toll is 84. The BBC (via Wikipedia) says the actual death toll may have been higher.

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