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#1 cabianca

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 00:44

Not to be gristly here, but no source I have seen has revealed where Pierre Levegh's body was found after the 1955 Le Mans crash. Some say the body that appears on the track in most films and is shown being covered with an advertising banner by marshals was Levegh. However, shots of the body before it was covered look like someone much younger and the consensus seems to be that the body on the track was that of a spectator. It seems logical that if the car went into the crowd, Levegh would have gone with it, although the impact seems to have scattered parts everywhere, so one really can't draw any conclusions. Can someone clarify this issue.

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#2 Catalina Park

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:15

The body on the track is a woman spectator.

#3 JB Miltonian

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:31

According to the diagram in Hilton's book, Levegh's body was found inside the spectator area, 82 yards from the point where the Mercedes hit the embankment.

#4 Muzza

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:45

According to the diagram in Hilton's book, Levegh's body was found inside the spectator area, 82 yards from the point where the Mercedes hit the embankment.


This was also cited by several contemporary French newspapers, including local ones.