1956 Formula One season

sports season

The 1956 Formula One season was the 7th of the championship. The champion was Juan Manuel Fangio in a close battle.

Season reviewEdit

Round Race Date Location Winning driver(s) Constructor Report
1   Argentine Grand Prix January 22 Oscar Gálvez   Luigi Musso /   Juan Manuel Fangio   Lancia-Ferrari Report
2   Monaco Grand Prix May 13 Monaco   Stirling Moss   Maserati Report
3   Indianapolis 500 May 30 Indianapolis   Pat Flaherty   Watson-Offenhauser Report
4   Belgian Grand Prix June 3 Spa-Francorchamps   Peter Collins   Lancia-Ferrari Report
5   French Grand Prix July 1 Reims   Peter Collins   Lancia-Ferrari Report
6   British Grand Prix July 14 Silverstone   Juan Manuel Fangio   Lancia-Ferrari Report
7   German Grand Prix August 5 Nürburgring   Juan Manuel Fangio   Lancia-Ferrari Report
8   Italian Grand Prix September 2 Monza   Stirling Moss   Maserati Report

1956 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos. Driver ARG
 
MON
 
500
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
ITA
 
Pts.
1   Juan Manuel Fangio 1*† / Ret 2*† / 4† Ret 4* 1 1* 2† / 8† 30 (33)
2   Stirling Moss Ret 1 3*† / Ret 5† / Ret Ret* 2 1* 27 (28)
3   Peter Collins Ret 2† 1 1 2† / Ret Ret† / Ret 2† 25
4   Jean Behra 2 3 7 3 3 3 Ret† / Ret 22
5   Pat Flaherty 1 8
6   Eugenio Castellotti Ret 4† / Ret Ret 2 10† Ret† / Ret 8† / Ret 7.5
7   Sam Hanks 2 6
8   Paul Frère 2 6
9   Paco Godia Ret 7 8 4 4 6
10   Jack Fairman 4 5 5
11   Luigi Musso 1† Ret Ret† Ret 4
12   Mike Hawthorn 3 10† Ret 4
13   Ron Flockhart Ret 3 4
14   Don Freeland 3 4
15   Alfonso de Portago Ret 2† / 10† Ret† Ret 3
16   Cesare Perdisa 7 3† 5† 7 Ret 3
17   Harry Schell Ret 4 10† / Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
18   Johnnie Parsons 4 3
19   Louis Rosier Ret 8 6 Ret 5 2
20   Luigi Villoresi 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 2
21   Hernando da Silva Ramos 5 8 Ret Ret 2
22   Horace Gould 8 Ret 5 Ret 2
23   Olivier Gendebien 5 Ret 2
24   Dick Rathmann 5 2
25   Gerino Gerini 4† 10 1.5
26   Chico Landi 4† 1.5
27   Paul Russo Ret* 1
28   Andre Pilette 6† 6 11 Ret 0
29   Luigi Piotti Ret 6 0
30   Bob Sweikert 6 0
31   Oscar Gonzalez 6† 0
32   Alberto Uria 6† 0
33   Elie Bayol 6† 0
34   Bob Veith 7 0
35   Toulo de Graffenried 7 0
36   Rodger Ward 8 0
37   Robert Manzon Ret 9 9 Ret Ret 0
38   Andre Simon Ret 9 0
39   Jimmy Reece 9 0
40   Cliff Griffith 10 0
41   Roy Salvadori Ret Ret 11 0
42   Gene Hartley 11 0
43   Bob Gerard 11 0
44   Fred Agabashian 12 0
45   Bob Christie 13 0
46   Al Keller 14 0
47   Eddie Johnson 15 0
48   Billy Garrett 16 0
49   Duke Dinsmore 17 0
50   Pat O'Connor 18 0
51   Jimmy Bryan 19 0
  Ottorino Volonterio NC 0
  Maurice Trintignant Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
  Umberto Maglioli Ret Ret Ret† 0
  Bruce Halford Ret DSQ Ret 0
  José Froilán González Ret Ret 0
  Piero Taruffi Ret Ret 0
  Giorgio Scarlatti DNQ Ret 0
  Carlos Menditéguy Ret 0
  Jim Rathmann Ret 0
  Johnnie Tolan Ret 0
  Tony Bettenhausen Ret 0
  Jimmy Daywalt Ret 0
  Jack Turner Ret 0
  Keith Andrews Ret 0
  Andy Linden Ret 0
  Al Herman Ret 0
  Ray Crawford Ret 0
  Johnny Boyd Ret 0
  Troy Ruttman Ret 0
  Johnny Thomson Ret 0
  Piero Scotti Ret 0
  Desmond Titterington Ret 0
  Tony Brooks Ret 0
  Archie Scott-Brown Ret 0
  Paul Emery Ret 0
  Jack Brabham Ret 0
  Andre Milhoux Ret 0
  Les Leston Ret 0
  Ed Elisian Ret† 0
  Eddie Russo Ret† 0
  Colin Chapman DNS 0
Pos. Driver ARG
 
MON
 
500
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
ITA
 
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)