Today – June 11th – is the anniversary of the tragedy at the 1955 24 Heures du Mans.
What is there left to say?
Two thoughts… rather one thought, and a plea.
When I consider Pierre ‘Levegh’ on W196S #0006/55 I remember first the gesture to Fangio.
A hand signal. Warning of the danger.
A moving recognition of finality, perhaps on par with Donald Campbell’s last, “I’m going…”.
My plea is to not only think of the 83+ dead, but also of those they left… and those who were witness. Hundreds if not thousands of people, broken… by our sport.
If you wish to learn more, I would recommend the following documentary: