Book Review: Le Mans '55


At the beginning of 1955, the deadly nature of motorsports was an accepted reality. Each year a few of the best drivers from the previous year would be mourned in death rather than greeted on the grid at the beginning of the new season. No one asked whether it was the increasing speed of the cars, the dangerous nature of particular circuits, or the lack of any safety practices that caused these deaths; they were simply accepted as the price of participation.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2008/03/17/book-review-le-mans-55