Caption: 1939 - Le Mans Victory / Jean's death / World War II. Drivers Pierre Wimille and Pierre Veyron entered a team to race at Le Mans. They shared a single Bugatti with a 57 standard series chassis and su- percharger (and a very similar tank body to the 1937 winner), and once more took first place. The race marked Bugatti's last great victory. On 11 August, Jean's Bugatti death during testing of the exact car that had just won Le Mans meant the company was left without its founder's designated successor. Just a few days later, World War II broke out.