About the Show
Tragedy struck the racing world on 11th June 1995, when early in the Le Mans 24-hour race, French driver Pierre Levegh's Mercedes 300 SLR crashed into the crowd, erupting into a fireball and killing 38 people. Initially, the cause of the disaster was shrouded in mystery, and conspiracy theories abounded. Now, this award-winning documentary reveals the truth behind that terrible day. Using archive footage and newly discovered evidence, this film casts a forensic eye over the chain of events leading up to the crash, answering the questions of why it happened and why so many people were killed. Including eyewitness accounts, this documentary also features an exclusive interview with John Fitch, the driver who was inspired by the tragedy at Le Mans to develop safety features which have since saved thousands of lives.