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Poster for a 1967 race that never happened on a circuit that doesn't exist! The SIMS are alive and well on Pinterest, and have produced this lovely fantasy poster for a scenic fantasy F1 race that doesn't exist. The Swiss government declared circuit motor racing to be an unsafe sport in 1955 and banned all motor racing after the 1955 Le Mans disaster in France which killed more than 80 people. The ban has never been lifted. #F1 #SwissGP #FormulaFantasy #machinima

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The aftermath of the 1955 Le Mans disaster in which 83 spectators were killed and 120 injured

June 11, 1955 Le Mans Disaster | Pierre Levegh's Mercedes-Benz crash caused large pieces of racing car debris to fly into the crowd. Eighty-three spectators and driver Pierre Levegh died at the scene, whilst 120 more were injured in the most catastrophic accident in motorsport history.

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Austin-Healey racing car at centre of 1955 Le Mans disaster that killed 84 is set to sell for £1m

Austin Healey racing car involved in 1955 Le Mans disaster to sell for £1m | Mail Online


June 11, 1955 Lemans disaster. Spectators flee as the Mercedes-Benz exploded as it hit the grandstand. Parts of the wreckage were blown into the enclosure killing at least 80 people. The driver, Pierre Levegh, was killed outright. This was the biggest disaster at a motor racing circuit up to that time. Mercedes-Benz withdrew from all motor racing at the end of the 1955 season and didn't return until 1987.


June 11, 1955 – Le Mans disaster: eighty-three people are killed and at least 100 are injured after two race cars collide in the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans

79 people die in the worst tragedy in the history of motor racing - the Le Mans Disaster of 1955: