Pierre Levegh

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22 Dec 1905


11 Jun 1955
Le Mans Circuit



Grands Prix:

6 (1950-1951)

Real name Pierre Bouillin, 'Levegh' will always be remembered as the poor soul killed in the horrific Le Mans disaster. A brilliant sportscar driver, Levegh was extremely experienced and verstatile in a range of machinery. Nephew of Alfred Velghe, who also raced (and indeed won the 1900 Paris-Toulouse-Paris city-to-city race) but arranged his surname to create his pseudonym of Levegh, Pierre also chose the same alias for his racing. By day, he was a car dealer in Paris who raced in sportscars almost exclusively for much of his career. Sadly he was also involved in a fatal crash 8 years before the Le Mans disaster when he crashed at the French Grand Prix of 1947, killing two spectators.

Biography last updated 12 Jan 2016