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
flagthe United States
33%
11%
25%
28%
71
flagNorway
36%
27%
9%
27%
11
flagGermany
35%
18%
21%
24%
65
flagPoland
40%
26%
15%
17%
3581
flagthe United Kingdom
30%
27%
24%
16%
93
flagIndia
30%
30%
26%
11%
26
flagUnknown
48%
27%
14%
9%
383
flagthe Netherlands
54%
27%
9%
9%
11
flagItaly
41%
33%
16%
8%
12

Gender

men13%
women19%
nobody
46%
33%
Levegh/Fitch of Mercedes (posthumous)
25%
29%
Fangio/Moss of Mercedes
14%
17%
Hawthorn/Bueb of Jaguar
13%
19%

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