Pierre Boullin was a short, solemn man known to his friends as "the Bishop." He was the key player in one of racing's most horrific disasters. In the third hour of racing at the 1955 Le Mans, Boullin swerved to avoid Mike Hawthorne and clipped the back of an Austin-Healey. His car somersaulted the air and landed on an embankment, spraying its parts into the grandstand. Some 83 people died and 76 were badly wounded.
Oddly enough the racing world does not know him as Pierre Boullin. His raced under the name Pierre Levegh, which was anagram constructed from his uncle's name. Why did drivers race under pseudonyms, and was it just the French?