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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?
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.
Who was the Formula 1 world champion in the 2016 season?
Nico Erik Rosberg in 2016, he finally became Formula One World Champion after an intense duel with teammate Hamilton, which was undecided until the final race, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He announced his retirement from the sport five days later, on 2 December 2016. Before the 2017 Formula One season, Rosberg announced that he would continue his partnership with Mercedes, as an ambassador.
A tragic car accident happened during the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race. How many people died?
The Le Mans Disaster was the most catastrophic accident in motorsport history. 83 spectators and driver Pierre Levegh were killed, whilst 120 more were injured. The death of the spectators was blamed on inadequate safety standards for track design.
How many drivers are there for each car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race?
Until the 1980s, there were teams in which only two drivers competed. By the end of the decade, the rules were changed to stipulate that at least three drivers must drive each car, for safety reasons.
Which country did these silver sport cars represent?
For decades until the introduction of sponsorship liveries, each country had its traditional color in automobile racing. Italian race cars were red (still used by Ferrari), British ones green, and French blue. Today, Mercedes-Benz Formula One cars are also silver.
Which country banned motor racing from 1958 to 2007?
In 1958 motor racing was banned by the Swiss government as an unsafe spectator sport following the death of 80 people at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Swiss Grand Prix was held in 1975 and 1982 in France. The ban continued until 2007.
How many World Formula 1 titles did Ayrton Senna win?
Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He died in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix for Williams
Which of the Japanese motor companies is particularly famed for engine manufacturing?
Honda is the largest engine manufacturer in the world. Honda also provides engines for sport cars, although it withdrew from Formula 1 series in 2008.
Which Formula 1 driver is known for his emotionless style and dislike of giving media interviews?
Raikkonen frequently answers questions in a blunt and monosyllabic manner. When asked "The helmet has a special meaning for many drivers. How important is it to you?", Kimi replies "It protects my head."