A tragic disaster occurred during the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race. The leading Mercedes flung into the crowd, killing 83 spectators. Who won the race?

nobody
Levegh/Fitch of Mercedes (posthumous)
Fangio/Moss of Mercedes
Hawthorn/Bueb of Jaguar
Despite death of 83 spec­ta­tors and 120 injured, the race was con­tin­ued. Eight hours after the ac­ci­den­t, while leading the race, the Mercedes team withdrew their cars. Mercedes invited Jaguar to also retire, but they de­clined.

Answers distribution

nobody
Levegh/Fitch of Mercedes (posthumous)
Fangio/Moss of Mercedes
Hawthorn/Bueb of Jaguar
answers
flagNorway
40%
20%
10%
30%
10
flagGermany
25%
21%
23%
29%
51
flagthe United States
34%
10%
25%
28%
70
flagPoland
38%
24%
15%
20%
2655
flagthe United Kingdom
30%
26%
24%
17%
79
flagIndia
30%
30%
26%
11%
26
flagItaly
41%
33%
16%
8%
12
flagUnknown
53%
24%
16%
5%
54

Gender

men17%
women20%
nobody
44%
33%
Levegh/Fitch of Mercedes (posthumous)
23%
27%
Fangio/Moss of Mercedes
14%
18%
Hawthorn/Bueb of Jaguar
17%
20%

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