Fans of animation and the gruelling realities of 1950s motorsport may want to check out Le Mans 1955, a short film that retells the story of that infamous weekend from the personal perspective of John Fitch.
Fitch, an American former winner of both Le Mans (in-class) and the Sebring 12 Hours, was teammate at Mercedes to the fated Pierre Levegh, who died along with more than 80 spectators in the most tragic motorsport accident of all time. In compelling fashion, the focal point of Le Mans 1955 (below) is drawn away from the horrors of the crash itself and concentrates instead on the strained relationship between Fitch and Mercedes team boss, Alfred Neubauer, and their respective reactions to the accident. So intimate is this focus in fact that neither Sir Stirling Moss nor Juan-Manual Fangio’s, Mercedes’ star drivers, have no speaking roles at all.
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