1952 Le Mans 24 Hours

24 heures du Mans

Saturday, June 14, 1952
Laps:
277
Fastest Lap:
Ascari, 4m40.5
Country:
France
Circuit:
1952 season:
Report

The build-up for this year's Le Mans 24-hour race was the biggest ever and for months beforehand it was claimed it would he the race of the century, but as the day drew near the noise and near tumult began to die down, over-riding everything else was the three-cornered star of Mercedes-Benz. The German team overshadowed the whole meeting, not by any reason of superiority of machines or drivers, but by the subtle spreading of a vast inferiority complex among the other teams.

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