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
26%
23%
23%
26%
34
flagthe United States
38%
11%
26%
21%
60
flagPoland
39%
25%
15%
19%
2173
flagthe United Kingdom
37%
23%
19%
17%
51
flagIndia
26%
34%
26%
13%
23

Gender

men18%
women19%
nobody
44%
32%
Levegh/Fitch of Mercedes (posthumous)
22%
28%
Fangio/Moss of Mercedes
14%
18%
Hawthorn/Bueb of Jaguar
18%
20%

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