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
34%
10%
25%
28%
70
flagGermany
29%
20%
23%
27%
55
flagNorway
36%
27%
9%
27%
11
flagPoland
40%
25%
15%
18%
3284
flagthe United Kingdom
28%
28%
25%
16%
87
flagIndia
30%
30%
26%
11%
26
flagUnknown
47%
28%
13%
9%
328
flagItaly
41%
33%
16%
8%
12

Gender

men14%
women19%
nobody
46%
33%
Levegh/Fitch of Mercedes (posthumous)
25%
29%
Fangio/Moss of Mercedes
14%
17%
Hawthorn/Bueb of Jaguar
14%
19%

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